A senior North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang would hold dialogue with Washington “under the right conditions,” South Korea’s news agency Yonhap reported Saturday.
The announcement was made by the director-general of North America bureau chief of North Korea’s foreign ministry, Choe Son-hui, days after U.S President Donald Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong Un North Korean’s leader “under the right circumstances.”
Reporters cited Son-hui after meeting at the Beijing Capital International Airport. She said that her country “would hold dialogue under right conditions” with the U.S. administration.
The voices of reconciliation come amid high military tension between Pyongyang and Washington.
Son-hui has reportedly was in Beijing returning to Pyongyang after she led a North Korean delegation to meet a group of American in Oslo, Belgium.
Yonhap is citing South Korean diplomatic sources who said that the American group included Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of U.S. think tank New America. Also participated former government officials like Thomas Pickering, US Ambassador to the United Nation, and Robert Einhorn, former US special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control.
A reporter asked Son-hui whether Pyongyang is preparing to hold dialogue with South Korea’s new government. President elected in South Korea this week Moon Jae-in, is a liberal who is looking for more open policy toward North Korea. “We will observe the situation,” Son-hui replied.