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North Korea calls for unification with South Korea

North and South Korean delegations at talks this month.
North and South Korean delegations at talks earlier this month. Photo: KOREA POOL / AFP / Getty Images

North Korea said all Koreans should “promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea” after a joint meeting of government and political parties, Reuters reports. It also called for a reduction in military tensions between the two countries.

Context: South Korean president Moon Jae-in campaigned on reducing tensions with North Korea, and has been a supporter of talks. This comes just after the North reopened its phone line with the South and held high level talks for the first time in about two years.