The North Korean Envoy has told the UN Conference on Disarmament that the country will continue working to establish a "permanent and durable peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula".
The statement comes after the White House announced on 18 January that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would hold a second summit at the end of February, following up on their first face-to-face in Singapore last June. The exact date and location of the second meeting has not been announced.
The long-standing tensions on the Korean Peninsula began to ease after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed to denuclearisation and held historic summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump last year. North Korea has pledged to take steps toward denuclearisation in exchange for the United States and South Korea freezing their military drills, as well as the potential removal of US sanctions.