South Korean officials say North Korea has agreed to restore a military hotline with the South as tensions between the two nations continue to ease, according to a BBC report.
The North severed the connection in March after its February nuclear test resulted in international sanctions.
The hard-line Communist state restored two other hotlines in June and July that were cut at the same time.
This hotline is used to facilitate the travel of workers from South Korea to the joint industrial park at Kaesong, which has yet to be reopened after being closed over the same dispute in April.
The two nations have already agreed to work toward getting the Kaesong factories back up and running. The industrial park is a symbol of North-South co-operation.
The 120 South Korean factories at Kaesong employed some 53,000 North Korean workers.
The Unification Ministry of South Korea said the military hotline will be restored Friday.
The two other hotlines already reconnected are with the Red Cross and the UN Command in the Demilitarized Zone which divides North and South Korea.
Though an armistice was signed that ended the fighting in the 1950-53 conflict, the two nations remain technically at war.