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State Department Noon Briefing, October 25, 2000

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2000 - 1:50 P.M.
(ON THE RECORD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Q: I'd like to ask about North Korea. There are some reports that
President Clinton may visit to Pyongyang just before the APEC. Do you
have any information?
And also, I'd like to know and where and when the next missile talk
will be held between North Korea and the US.
REEKER: Okay. On your first question, and probably on your second
question too, I can really refer to you what the Secretary has said at
her press conference earlier today in South Korea, in Seoul, and also
the things she said in Pyongyang.
Regarding the President's travel, it's an issue that has been
discussed, obviously. We know that North Korea issued an invitation to
the President. The Secretary was discussing that. And as she said, she
will discuss that with the President when she returns, so sometime
after tomorrow. And I don't have anything further to add to that.
On the second issue, the Secretary did indicate that there would be
additional missile talks. As you know, we have had a series of missile
talks over a period now, and following up on the Secretary's meetings
in Pyongyang, there will be missile talks. I believe those are
expected to take place within the next week or so, but I don't have a
specific time table for that. But those would obviously be led by
Assistant Secretary Einhorn, who has led the other missile talks with
North Korea. So we will get you that information as soon as we have
it, but right now I don't have a location or a time frame to announce.
(The briefing was concluded at 2:30 P.M.)





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