North Korea reopening cross-border communication channel with South Korea

Kim Jong Un.
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On behalf of Kim Jong Un, the chairman of North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification announced in a radio address Wednesday that Pyongyang will reopen a cross-border communication channel with South Korea.

Ri Son Gwon said North Korea plans on dealing with South Korea in a "sincere and careful" manner by "upholding the will" of Kim, The Associated Press reports. The South Korean Unification Ministry said North Korea is set to reopen the communication channel at the border village of Panmunjom late Wednesday.

On Monday, Kim hinted that he was interested in sending a delegation to next month's Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, and on Tuesday South Korea suggested the countries participate in talks regarding ways to cooperate on the games.

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