North Korea reopens hotline with South in bid to mend ties
North Korea has restored communication lines with the South, months after it cut a cross-border hotline
North Korea has restored communication lines with the South, months after it cut a cross-border hotline, Qazet.az reports citing BBC.
The move comes days after the country's leader Kim Jong-un said he was willing to restore communication as a conditional olive branch.
However, Pyongyang also said the restoration of their relationship was dependent on the "attitude of South Korean authorities".
North Korea has also recently been ramping up its military tests.
It has fired four missiles in less than a month - a sign that it has no intention of slowing down its arms development.
On Monday morning, South Korea's unification ministry said officials from both Koreas exchanged their first phone call since August.
"With the restoration of the South-North communication line, the government evaluates that a foundation for recovering inter-Korean relations has been provided," the ministry said in a statement.