According to sources, North Korea is open to discussion regarding relinquishing its nuclear weapons and freezing its nuclear and missile programmes if it were to begin to have direct talks with the US.
Moreover, Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is said to be meeting his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, in April in the first summit of its kind in more than ten years.
The two leaders are said to hold talks at Panmunjom on the strictly militarized border.
Despite frequent threats from Pyongyang, North Korea pledged to not use any conventional or nuclear weapons against its neighbour. Notably, the two sides have remained in a technical state of war since the Korean War in 1950-53.
In addition, the North Korean leader very rarely meets foreign visitors therefore making his appearance highly significant following his surprising decision to personally host a dinner for the South Koreans.