首尔统一部报道称，两国联络官员周一上午通过跨境通信渠道交换了信息。, 美联社报道. The communication broke down after the countries resumed communications for about two weeks this past summer.
Inter-Korean communication channels have been largely dormant since Pyongyang cut them off 在六月 2020. Experts at the time suggested that the move could signal that North Korea grew frustrated with Soul’s failure to revive inter-Korean economic projects and to persuade the United States to ease sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for increased communications 上个星期, noting that his country refused to exchange messages after Seoul staged annual military drills with the United States.
早在 2019, after President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea after analysts had predicted his hardball approach to Kim would trigger World War III, South Korean President Moon Jae-in predicted that he would achieve the denuclearization of North Korea by the end of his term in 2022 and that North and South Korea would reunite by 2045.