N.Korea to restore hotlines with Seoul on Mon.

North Korea's state-run media reports that the country will reactivate all of its communication lines with South Korea from 9 a.m. on Monday.

The Korean Central News Agency says Pyongyang urges South Korea to make positive efforts to put inter-Korean ties back on track and settle important issues for bright prospects in the future.

The cross-border communication lines have been cut since August, when the United States and South Korea held joint military drills.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated last week that he was willing to reopen communication channels with Seoul as early as October, in a bid to create peace on the Peninsula.

The North launched missiles in September and observers say it remains unclear whether the restoration of hotlines will help improve relations with the South.