‘Like calling the next door:’ Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

 

This is a good thing for the world. A cooling of a flashpoint. And one has to give credit to the current White House for things getting this far. Pressure from past US administrations didn’t yield even these modest results.

(From The CBC)

North and South Korea have installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

South Korea’s presidential office said Friday that a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul’s presidential Blue House and Pyongyang’s powerful State Affairs Commission.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plan to make their first telephone conversation sometime before their face-to-face meeting next Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom.

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