Open Line of Communication Between Korean Leaders

21.04.2018 - Prensa Latina

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Open Line of Communication Between Korean Leaders
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Seoul, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People”s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea opened today the telephone line that its leaders will use before their summit and as part of the approach and detente ongoing in the peninsula.
The Seoul government said the channel connects the office of South Korean president, Moon Jae-in and the Commission of State Affairs of the North, headed by the leader of the neighbor nation: Kim Jong-un.

The line is the first established only for leaders of the península and, according to officials, it is a step further in favor of better communication and normalization of Inter-Korean links.

Kim and Moon should meet next April 27 in the House of Peace, located in the border town of Panmunjom, where previous contacts have been held since the beginning of this year.

This will be the third meeting among leaders of both Koreas, as previously there were contacts in 2000 and 2007 in Pyongyang. The agenda includes, mainly, the issues of denuclearization, establishment of permanent peace in the peninsula and the improvement in Inter-Korean links.

The DPRK in January opened the way to a succession of talks with Seoul where they agreed on reciprocal trips of high officials, the presence of athletes in the recent Winter Olympics and Paralympics PyeongChang 2018 and the artistic performances in both territories.

Amid this process of approach, Kim has planned to dialogue in May or June next with U.S. President Donald Trump, made his first visit abroad to China in March and his Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho, was later in Beijing.

All those actions enjoy worldwide support and generate many hopes this part of the world becomes a referent in the use of diplomacy versus confrontation.

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