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09 March 2005

China's North Korea Envoy To Visit United States

Will discuss restarting Six-Party Talks with North Korea

Following is the State Department response to a question taken at the March 8 daily press briefing:

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
March 8, 2005

Question Taken at March 8, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

China/Korea - Visit of Ning Fukui

Question:  When is Chinese envoy Ning Fukui arriving in the U.S.?  What is the purpose of his visit and which U.S. officials will he be meeting with?

Answer:  Chinese Special Envoy for North Korea Ambassador Ning Fukui will visit Washington this Thursday and Friday, March 10 - 11.  He will hold discussions with a number of senior officials at the State Department, including Amb. Christopher Hill, head of the U.S. delegation for the Six-Party Talks, and U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Joseph Detrani.  He will also see officials at the National Security Council.  The purpose of Ning's visit is to consult on how to convene the next round of Six Party Talks.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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