October 20, 2021

Kim Jong Un orders reopening of Panmunjom hotline, Olympic participation talks

Pyongyang made contact through communication channel at JSA at 1530 KST: MOU

The North Korean leader has ordered talks on sending a delegation to the upcoming Olympics with South Korea and the reopening of the inter-Korean border hotline at Panmunjom, a DPRK official announced on Wednesday.

Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC), read the statement “delegated from” Kim Jong Un at a news conference televised by the state broadcaster Korean Central Television (KCTV).