In order to arrange a direct line of communication, North and South Korea have set up a telephone hotline between their two leaders.
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in are in line for to meet later this month for first inter-Korean summit in over a decade.
Officials from both countries conducted a successful test call. A South Korean official told local media after the call lasting 4 minutes 17 seconds, “It was as if we were talking to a neighbour right next door”.
The hotline established between the South’s presidential Blue House and the North’s state affairs commission, headed by Mr Kim.
Earlier, Blue House officials had said that Mr Moon and Mr Kim will probably hold a telephone conversation before their direct meeting.
The settlement to set up the phone link came last month when Mr Moon’s top security adviser travelled to Pyongyang for meeting with Mr Kim. He then, had then agreed to hold the inter-Korean summit.
The current summit will be the third inter-Korean summit between both countries, after 2000 and 2007.
Since the 1950-53, the two states remain technically at war Korean War ended in an ceasefire, with neither side able to claim an absolute victory.
Mr Kim also expected to hold a summit with US President Donald Trump in June. If it occurs then, it could consider the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.
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