Kim Jong-un executes his first promises after the Koreas summit[/rtl]
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(International: Al Furat News) North Korea announced on Friday evening, the timing of a half hour to coincide with the timing of its southern neighbor,
As a gesture of goodwill, in the efforts to bring peace between the two Koreas, according to the Central News Agency of North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised on April 27 during his talks with his South Korean counterpart, Mon Jai, that he would include his country's time zone to its southern counterpart.
According to a statement by the North Korean agency, Kim has carried out his promise by decree of the presidency of the Supreme People's Assembly of the country.
The two Koreas used the same timing for decades before the North in 2015 set up its own timing by delaying its timing by 30 minutes from the time of South Korea and Japan.
Pyongyang said at the time that it did so to remove Japan's rule between 1910 and 1945 on the Korean Peninsula, when Japan changed Korea's timing to coincide with its timing.
Last week, North Korean media reported that Pyongyang planned to adjust its timing to coincide with the timing of the southern neighbor in a "first step to the process of reconciliation" between the two countries.
"The pursuit of uniformity is the first step in the process of national reconciliation and unity," Kim Jong-un, the North's leader, was quoted as saying.
"It was painful to see two hours pointing to two different timing for Pyongyang and Seoul on the wall of the summit venue," he said.