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Yoon-Dai Bingguo, Discusses the Six-Nation Talks

Posted November. 10, 2003 22:46,   


Foreign Affairs Trade Minister, Yoon Young-kwan, met with Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister, Dai Bingguo, who is visiting Korea on November 10. Yoon was briefed on the recent visit of National People`s Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo to North Korea (October 29-31). They also discussed diplomatic efforts to quickly reopen the second six-nation talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Chung Sang-ki, director-general for Asian and Pacific affairs at the Foreign Affairs Trade Ministry, conveyed a message from Dai, “Participating nations, especially the United States and North Korea, have to bring possible plans which can be accepted by each other.” Yoon expressed his gratitude over China’s role as a peacemaker to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis peacefully and asked for their continuous efforts. Deputy Foreign Minister, Lee Soo-hyuck, Foreign Ministry’s director-general of North American Affairs Bureau, Wi Sung-lac, Chinese Ambassador to Korea, Li Bin also attended the meeting which lasted 70 mintues.

National Security Adviser Ra Jong-yil also met with Dai separately to discuss the resumption of the second round of talks over breakfast.

Young-Sik Kim spear@donga.com