North Korea and the Unites States are holding talks on restarting attempts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
Co-operation on the issue stalled in 2005 amid increasing tension over Pyongyang's nuclear goals.
But North Korea said last month it would restart talks, and officials are now meeting in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The move comes amid some signs the two sides are looking to re-engage.
On Monday South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that U.S. and North Korean negotiators would meet in Geneva next week to discuss reviving stalled international talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program.