North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister has suggested that an inter-Korean summit could be discussed if mutual respect is assured.
Kim Yo Jong issued a statement through the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Saturday.
She expressed dissatisfaction with South Korea and the United States, saying North Korea's acts of self-defense to counter military threats on the Korean Peninsula are denounced as provocations while their arms buildup is beautified as deterrent.
She said she thinks that "only when impartiality and the attitude of respecting each other are maintained, can there be smooth understanding between the North and the South."
She also mentioned the possibility of re-establishing the North-South joint liaison office, a declaration to formally end the Korean War, and the North-South summit, saying that constructive discussions can bring meaningful and successful solutions.
The joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong, seen as a symbol of reconciliation, was blown up by the North in June of last year.
Kim Yo Jong also issued a statement on Friday.
The moves apparently seek to obtain concessions from Seoul by hinting at Pyongyang's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations.