Key developments on North Korea this week

SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) — The following are key developments regarding North Korea this week.

July 24 — N.K. leader expresses support for China’s flood recovery efforts in message to Xi

27 — N.K. leader pays respects to fallen soldiers to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

— Koreas reopen severed cross-border hotlines

— N. Korea says restoration of cross-border hotline will play positive role in improving relations

— U.S. welcomes reopening of inter-Korean communication lines as ‘positive step’

29 — N.K. leader says ‘kindred ties’ with China will last for generations

— S. Korea proposes talks with N. Korea about setting up video conferencing system