Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties


              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, delivers a speech during the 7th National Conference of War Veterans in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, on the occasion of the Korean War armistice anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, delivers a speech during the 7th National Conference of War Veterans in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, on the occasion of the Korean War armistice anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, delivers a speech during the 7th National Conference of War Veterans in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, on the occasion of the Korean War armistice anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Citizens lay bouquets of flowers at the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Citizens lay bouquets of flowers at the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              Pyongyang citizens holding North Korean flags watch a performance by an art troupe in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Korean People's Army officers visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              An art troupe performs in front of the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
            
              Pyongyang citizens visit the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the Korean War armistice anniversary. The leaders of North and South Korea restored suspended communication channels between them and agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, amid a 2 ½ year-stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
            
              A man stands with a banner to demand the peace on the Korean peninsula near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. South Korea says the leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to restore suspended communication channels and improve ties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A man holds up a banner to demand the peace on the Korean peninsula near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. South Korea says the leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to restore suspended communication channels and improve ties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. The presidential office in Seoul said Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Moon and Kim have agreed to restore suspended communication channels and improve ties. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
            
              In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front center, visits a liberation war martyrs cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the end of the Korean War. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front center, offers a flower at a liberation war martyrs cemetery in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to mark the end of the Korean War. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
            
              FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo released by South Korea Unification Ministry, a South Korean government official communicates with a North Korean officer during a phone call on the dedicated communications hotline at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. North and South Korea on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, have restored suspended communication channels between them and their leaders agreed to improve ties, both governments said Tuesday, despite a two years and a half stalemate in U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear weapons. (South Korea Unification Ministry/Yonhap via AP, File)