News Alerts

20 Apr 2018 | 08:55 AM UTC

Korean Peninsula: Direct hotline set up between North and South April 20

South Korea News Alert

A direct hotline between North and South Korea has been set up on April 20

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Pyongyang, Seoul


For the first time in a decade, a direct hotline between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been set up. The line is reportedly already functioning as of Friday, April 20. This move is a bid to ease tensions between the two states and to allow the two leaders to directly resolve any potential conflicts.


Relations between the two Koreas seem to be entering a period of detente. An inter-Korean summit will take place on April 27 in the "truce" village of Panmunjom, located on the shared border. Both Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in will attend.

It will be only the third such meeting between the two countries since the end of the Korean War in 1953. If successful, the talks could provide the groundwork for the anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in May.


Individuals on the Korean Peninsula are advised to keep abreast of the situation.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news