Diplomats in Rangoon say a North Korean official will soon be in Burma to sign an agreement resuming official ties between the two Asian nations.
The diplomats say North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Yong Il will travel to Burma next week for the signing. Neither country has confirmed the reported visit.
Burma severed ties with North Korea after suspected North Korean agents carried out a bomb attack on a South Korean government delegation in Rangoon in 1983.
Twenty-one people were killed in the attack, which was thought to have targeted then-South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, who was visiting Rangoon.
Mr. Chen survived the attack, but four members of his Cabinet were among those killed.
Information for this report is provided by REUTERS and AFP.