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After 2 years of silence, North Korea finally calls South Korea

At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a phone rang in a room in an uninhabited village in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

For the first time since February 2016, the North was calling the South.
And South Korea answered.
Little is known about the contents of the 20-minute call, which ended at 3:50 p.m. South Korean time (which is half an hour ahead of North Korean time). The South Korean Ministry of Unification simply said the two sides “checked technical issues of the communication line.”
In the hours before the call Wednesday, North Korean state media announced that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un had given the order to open the line and establish communications.
The trigger appeared to be the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, where North Korea hopes to have its athletes represented.
The news came as a welcome surprise to South Korea, whose President has long called for dialogue with the North.
The South has been calling the North every day at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. since communications ceased in February 2016 — and never getting an answer. The same phone was used to receive the calls
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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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