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2 Koreas restore hotline

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SEOUL — South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) completely restored a military hotline in the western region, allowing the military authorities of the two sides to contact through phone call and fax, Seoul’s defense ministry said Tuesday.

The military communications line was completely restored Monday, marking the first restoration in about 29 months since it was cut off with the closedown of the Kaesong Industrial Complex on Feb. 11, 2016, the ministry said in a press release.

The inter-Korean factory park, in the DPRK’s border town of Kaesong was unilaterally shut down by the prior South Korean government over Pyongyang’s nuclear test in January 2016.

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