North Korea reopen a telephone hotline to South Korea to discuss Winter Olympics

North Korea has said it will reopen a telephone hotline to South Korea, to facilitate talks on its possible participation in the Winter Olympics.

Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported that the inter-Korean communications channel would be restored at 15:30 local time (06:30 GMT) on Wednesday.

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It comes after Kim Jong-un said he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul and to sending a team to the Games.

The two nations have not held high-level talks since December 2015.

A North Korean official announced the telephone hotline’s re-opening in a televised statement.

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