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North Korea's Kim orders reopening of border hotline with South Korea

Reuters | Published: January 03, 2018 12:00:24 | Updated: January 04, 2018 10:31:45


A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. Reuters/File Photo

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given an order to open a long-closed border hotline with South Korea at 0630 GMT on Wednesday for talks, an unidentified North Korean official announced in a televised statement.

The talks would aim to establish formal dialogue about sending a North Korean delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, the official said.

The statement came a day after South Korea proposed high-level discussions with North Korea following Kim’s earlier New Year’s address, in which he said he was open to speaking with Seoul.

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