Chief delegates or deputy chiefs to the six party nuclear talks are likely to attend an annual security conference in China.
The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation of the University of California plans to hold the 26th Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue in Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday.
North Korea will attend the annual forum for the first time since 2012.
Pyongyang reportedly notified the organizing committee that Vice Director Choe Sun-he of the North’s Foreign Ministry will attend the meeting. Choe is the deputy chief delegate to the six-party talks.
South Korea is said to be sending deputy chief of the six party talks Kim Kun, while the United States will be represented by special envoy for North Korea policy Sung Kim.
China's top nuclear envoy Wu Dawei is likely to attend the forum, while Russia will reportedly send deputy representative to the six-party talks Grigory Logvinov.
South Korea, the United States and Japan are expected to reaffirm their implementation of United Nations sanctions against North Korea and their position against the North’s nuclear possession, while calling on Pyongyang to abandon their nuclear ambitions. China and Russia are predicted to call for dialogue and negotiations, while reconfirming their implementation of UN sanctions.