2021-10-04

Can the resumption of the contact hotline between the ROK and the DPRK improve the rigid North-South relations?

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Beijing, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) according to a comprehensive report, the communication channels between North Korea and South Korea returned to normal on the 4th after being interrupted for more than a month. The South Korea North Korea liaison office had a normal call at 9 a.m. This is the second time that the ROK and the DPRK have restarted the contact hotline in more than a year. Whether the ROK DPRK relations can be improved and whether the situation on the peninsula can turn around has attracted much attention. The ROK said that the resumption of contact channels has laid a foundation for stabilizing the situation on the peninsula and restoring ROK DPRK relations. The DPRK believes that the trend of inter Korean relations completely depends on the ROK’s attitude, and urges the ROK to step up its efforts to improve relations</ p>

Can the resumption of the contact hotline between the ROK and the DPRK improve the rigid North-South relations? </ P >

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p > the hotline between the ROK and the DPRK was interrupted twice and restarted twice </ P >

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p > North Korea: urge the ROK to intensify its efforts to improve relations </ P >

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p > the communication channels between the ROK and the DPRK were interrupted twice and restarted twice</ p>

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p > as early as June 9, 2020, in order to protest and counter South Korea’s ineffective handling of “defectors” hostile behavior towards North Korea, North Korea announced to cut off all communication lines between North Korea and South Korea. The interruption lasted for 13 months. The two sides did not restart the contact hotline until July 27 this year</ p>

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p > however, only two weeks later, the inter Korean contact hotline was suspended again due to the joint military exercise held by South Korea and the United States in August</ p>

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p > more than 50 days later, Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Korean workers’ Party and state councilor, said that in order to strive to realize the hope of the whole nation that the current rigid inter Korean relations will be restored as soon as possible and that lasting peace will come to the Korean Peninsula, he was willing to restart the communication lines cut off by the deterioration of relations in early October</ p>

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p > in his report at the fifth session of the 14th Supreme People’s assembly of the DPRK on September 29, Kim Jong Un also said that at present, inter Korean relations are at a major choice fork in the road of either eliminating the current cooling relations and moving towards the road of reconciliation and cooperation, or continuing to suffer from division in the vicious circle of confrontation</ p>

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p > Kim Jong Un stressed that whether inter Korean relations are restored and enter a new stage or continue the current bad situation completely depends on the attitude of the ROK. He urged the ROK to change its confrontational attitude towards the DPRK, treat it cautiously and honestly implement all the Joint Declarations between the DPRK and the ROK</ p>

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p > KCNA issued a communique on the 4th that North Korea decided to resume the inter Korean hotline from the same day, but urged South Korea to step up its efforts to improve relations. North Korea believes that the relevant departments of South Korea should deeply understand the significance of restarting inter Korean communication channels</ p>

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p > “the South Korean authorities should make positive efforts to put inter Korean relations on the right track and solve the important tasks that must be given priority in order to open up bright prospects for the future,” KCNA said</ p>

Can the resumption of the contact hotline between the ROK and the DPRK improve the rigid North-South relations?(1) </ P >

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p > Restart contact channels to “lay a good” foundation for restoring relations </ P >

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p > South Korea: I hope to restart the dialogue as soon as possible </ P >

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p > after North Korea announced its decision to restart the inter Korean communication line on the 4th, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on the same day that the inter Korean Liaison Office (joint office) A normal call was made at 9 a.m. that day. South Korean military sources also said that the ROK and the DPRK spoke normally through the military communication lines in the East China Sea and the West China Sea at 9 a.m. that day</ p>

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p > according to South Korean media reports, the South Korean Unification Ministry sent a position paper to reporters on the same day, saying that the government evaluated that the restart of communication channels has laid a foundation for stabilizing the situation on the peninsula and restoring South Korean North Korean relations</ p>

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p > the Korean government looks forward to resuming the dialogue between the two sides as soon as possible through stable operation of communication channels, and carrying out substantive discussions on the implementation of the inter Korean agreement and the restoration of inter Korean relations and the realization of peace on the peninsula</ p>

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p > it is expected that the South Korean government may first discuss with the North Korea the construction of the video conference system officially proposed in July this year, so as to ensure the stability maintenance dialogue channel under the epidemic situation</ P>

since April this year, leaders of the Republic of Korea and Korea have exchanged letters in the form of letters to improve relations between North and south. In the moon Jae in September 21st, during the general debate of the seventy-sixth UN General Assembly, they also called for the resumption of the dialogue between Korea and North Korea as soon as possible, and called on all parties concerned to publish the declaration of final declaration of the Korean War. p>