NHK NEWSLINE, 10 April 2018-- North Korea's state-run media says leader Kim Jong Un has chaired a party meeting where he analyzed the outlook for dialogue with the United States.
Tuesday's edition of the ruling Workers' Party daily, Rodong Sinmun, carried a photo of Kim speaking at a meeting of the party's top Political Bureau on Monday.
The newspaper says Kim referred to the planned summit with South Korea on April 27th.
It says he analyzed and assessed the prospects for inter-Korean relations and dialogue with the United States.
The newspaper says Kim also introduced strategic and tactical issues, including policies for and responses to international affairs.
But the report does not provide Kim's remarks in detail, including his stance on issues such as the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea has so far given no official response to reports of a possible summit with the United States.
But observers say Kim is likely to have given orders to top party officials regarding talks with South Korea and the United States.