September 27, 2021

Restored East Sea hotline another buoy to inter-Korean talks

Officials say two sides have spoken over four channels as unification ministry makes plans for videoconference

The two Koreas continued their restoration of contact lines this week, reestablishing a military hotline on Thursday after resolving technical problems two days after Seoul and Pyongyang announced they had reestablished other inter-Korean communication channels.

The East Sea military hotline between the South and North was fully restored at 9 a.m., South Korea’s Ministry of Defense confirmed to NK News. The ministry added that the two sides “exchanged information about illegal Chinese fishing vessels” through the West Sea hotline on Thursday.