North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has briefed top ruling party officials on his vision for the future direction of dialogue with the USA and his upcoming summit with South Korea's president, the North's official media reported.
North Korea's parliament, called the Supreme People's Assembly, is scheduled to convene Wednesday.
The hermit state's official propaganda outlet, the Korean Central News Agency KCNA added that Kim Jong-un had set "a number of strategic and tactical issues" expected to be discussed.
The Korean Times' report of the dinner speculates that Mr Chung felt comfortable asking the question because in Korea, age is still taken much like rank - the the older the person, the more senior they are. The formal meeting might take place by the end of next month that is in May.
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In a growing rapprochement (which is an global relations term form "an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations") on the Korean peninsula, Kim is scheduled to meet the South's president Moon Jae-in for a rare inter-Korean summit on April 27.
News of the possible thawing of tensions come after experts warned talks could have "unimaginable" results should Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un fail to resolve their nuclear tension. It followed reports from unnamed U.S. administration officials that the United States was in contact with North Korea in preparation for the talks.
Trump said the denuclearization deal between the United States and North Korea could be reached during an upcoming bilateral meeting between the two countries' leaders.
Meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in late March, Kim was quoted as saying that he's willing to achieve peace and stability in the region through phased and synchronized steps toward denuclearization.
No specifics have yet emerged concerning the date or venue, with a 3rd country such as Mongolia or Sweden reportedly under consideration to host the talks.