As of 10 A.M. on July 27, 2021, South and North Korean military authorities have restored military hotlines and normalized functions, following an agreement between the top leaders of the two Koreas.rth Korean military authorities have restored military hotlines and normalized functions, following an agreement between the top leaders of the two Koreas.
The military hotlines between military authorities of the two sides have been restored, 13 months after they were severed on June 9, 2020. Phone calls, fax transmission and reception between the two sides through optical cables have been fully operational.
The West Sea military communication line was restored at 10 A.M. on June 27, and the two sides had a successful phone call to confirm that the line was fully operational. Due to technical problems, efforts to restore the East Sea military communication line are ongoing.
The two sides will also reopen regular calls (09:00, 16:00) beginning this afternoon. The reopening of the West Sea communication line will also facilitate the exchange of various written notices between military authorities of the two Koreas, as well as the exchange of information on illegal fishing in the West Sea to prevent accidental collisions.
Since the inter-Korean military hotlines have been restored and normalized under an agreement between the top leaders of the two Koreas, it is expected that this will contribute to easing military tensions in a practical way, including through the ‘implementation of the September 9 Military Agreement’ between the military authorities of the two Koreas.