North Korea on Saturday suggested that it would be willing to reopen talks on a joint tourism project with South Korea which has been on hold for two years, the North Korean state news agency KCNA reported.
Seoul's Unification Ministry had been informed of the proposal but had not yet responded, the news agency wrote, dpa reported.
In 2008, Seoul had put a stop to a programme which organized tours to a resort in the Kumgang Mountains after a South Korean tourist was shot dead by a North Korean soldier near the resort.
Talks earlier this year on restarting the project ended inconclusively.
Relations between the neighbours have been extremely strained in recent months, particularly after the March sinking of a South Korean war ship and the death of 46 sailors on board, which the South blamed on the North.
Saturday's report comes a day after the South and North Korean Red Cross organizations agreed to hold a new series of reunions for families divided by the split peninsula, widely taken to represent a cooling of tensions between the two countries.