North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to “frequently” meet South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in next year to discuss denuclearisation.
In a rare letter to Seoul, Kim said he wished to pursue peace between the countries and “solve the issue of denuclearising the peninsula together”, a spokesman for President Moon said.
South Korea leader also expressed “much regret” that he could not visit Seoul in 2018.
He promised to make the trip after Moon visited Pyongyang in September.
On his visit to North Korea’s capital, Moon gave a speech at the Mass Games, saying the two countries should “become one” again.
Kim Jong-un also met US President Donald Trump in 2018 – the first time a sitting US president has met a leader from the country – but efforts to improve relations between the US and the north have stalled in recent months.