North Korea is willing to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States later this month, the country’s vice foreign minister has said.
Choe Son-hui said they were willing to resume “comprehensive” discussions in a setting agreed by both sides.
Her statement came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hopes for talks to resume.
Hours after Ms Choe spoke, two short-range projectiles were reportedly launched from North Korea.
It’s the latest in a series of tests in recent months.
At their first meeting, last year, US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un agreed to the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula – but without determining what that meant or how to achieve it.
Discussions on the finer details broke down in February, during their second summit in Hanoi.