Koreas restore maritime military hotline b/w battleships

Koreas restore maritime military hotline b/w battleships
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South Korea and North Korea today restored a maritime military hotline between battleships of the two sides.

Seoul's defense ministry said military authorities of two Koreas normalized maritime military hotline between battleships to prevent accidental skirmishes in waters near west inter-Korean maritime border. The ministry said maritime military hotline, which had been severed since May 2008, was restored in about 10 years.

The ministry said restoration was part of efforts to implement Panmunjom Declaration, which South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un signed after their first summit meeting on April 27 at the border village of Panmunjom. AP

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