North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven amid speculation that Sweden may mediate talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un to seek a deal on denuclearisation while stressing US sanctions will remain in place, says the White House.
The Winter Paralympians of North and South Korea have appeared separately under their own countries' flags after a row over the blue-and-white Korean unification flag.
Pyongyang also wants to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, Seoul's envoy says on Tuesday, following a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
It's the first time South Korean officials have met with the young North Korean leader in person since he took power after his father's death in late 2011.
Special envoys Suh Hoon and Chung Eui-yong will lead the Pyongyang visit but the upcoming military drills between US and South Korea could dampen their mission.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the United States and North Korea should both make concessions so they can sit down to talks.
The prospective meeting was the most highly anticipated moment expected during US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Pyeongchang.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says the North's presence in Pyeongchang is generating "key momentum for improving inter-Korean relations and securing peace on the Korean peninsula."
Kim Jong-un gives instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo-jong returns from a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Pence says the US will continue its "maximum pressure campaign" against Pyongyang but would be open to possible talks at the same time.
North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong and the rest of the delegation departed for Pyongyang on Kim Jong-un's private jet on Sunday. A day before, she had offered a summit between two rival countries.
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