South and North Korea have restored their hotlines after over a year in a bid to rebuild strain ties.
The north unilaterally severed them in protest against anti-pyongyang leaflets in the south. The south korean president’s press secretary said leaders of the two states have exchanged multiple letters since april. In a statement park so-hoon said moon jae-in and kim jong-un agreed to restore the hotlines as the first step he added.
They also agreed to regain trust as soon as possible and foster progress on bilateral relations. North korean state media termed the move as a big stride in recovering mutual trust and promoting reconciliation. Meanwhile in pyongyang’s supreme leader kim jong-un marked the 68th anniversary of the korean war armistice.