May 04, 2018 · North Korea has changed time zone to match the South after last week’s inter-Korean summit, according to state media. At 23:30 local time (15:00 GMT) on Friday the country’s clocks moved forward 30 minutes to midnight. The reset is “the first practical step” to speed up Korean unification, the
Apr 28, 2018 · The disclosures followed last week’s historic meeting between Moon and Kim, who became the first North Korean leader since 1953 to step foot in the South.
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Aug 15, 2015 · Clocks show time in Seoul, left, and Pyongyang at the Peace House in the demilitarized zone in the border village of Panmunjom between North and South Korea on April 25.
The time change report confirmed news from South Korean officials on Sunday that Kim pledged to scrap the northern time zone, which was created in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule after World War Two.
North Korea changed its time zone from UTC+8:30 to UTC+9 on May 5, 2018. Sao Tome and Principe changed its time zone from UTC to UTC+1 on January 1, 2018.
The Koreas used the same time zone for decades before the North in 2015 created its own “Pyongyang Time” by setting its clocks 30 minutes behind South Korea and Japan.
Kim Jong Un vows to shutter a nuclear test site in May and unify North Korea’s time zone with the South.
May 05, 2018 · SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea readjusted its time zone to match South Korea’s on Saturday and described the change as an early step toward making the longtime rivals “become one” following a landmark summit.
Nonetheless, the meeting is creating cautious optimism around the world. And one small symbol of peace and goodwill is the reported return of North Korea to the same time zone as South Korea, precisely nine hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).