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Cheong Wa Dae welcomes reopening of communication hotline with N. Korea

By Yonhap
  • Published : Jan 3, 2018 - 14:20
  • Updated : Jan 3, 2018 - 14:20

South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae welcomed North Korea's plan to reopen an inter-Korean communication hotline Wednesday, calling it a move toward direct and frequent dialogue between the divided Koreas.

"I believe it signals a move toward an environment where communication will be possible at all times," the chief presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters.

(Yonhap)

The remarks came shortly after the North said it will reopen the dialogue channel at the joint security area of Panmunjom.

Seoul earlier proposed holding high-level inter-Korean dialogue next Tuesday to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games that will be held here from Feb. 9-25. (Yonhap)