Pyongyang would have a dialogue with the Trump administration if the “conditions are there”, Yonhap news agency quoted a senior North Korean diplomat, who handles relations with the US, as saying.
Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for US affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing on Saturday.
“We’ll have dialogue if the conditions are there,” Choe said when asked if the North was preparing to hold talks with the US.
The comments by Choe, who is a veteran member of Pyongyang’s team of nuclear negotiators, came amid stepped-up international efforts to press North Korea and ease tension over its pursuit of nuclear arms.
Choe was returning to North Korea from Norway where she attended the Track Two talks with former US government officials, according to Japanese media.