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S.Korea's top nuclear envoy to visit China this week

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:35, June 09, 2014

South Korea's top nuclear envoy will visit China for two days from Tuesday to meet his Chinese counterpart for talks on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear weapons program, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.

Hwang Joon-kook, Seoul's chief negotiator for the six-party talks, will make a two-day visit to China from Tuesday to meet with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

During the meeting, the two diplomats will talk about how to deal with the DPRK's nuclear weapons program and overall situations on the Korean Peninsula, the ministry said.

The two nuclear envoys were widely expected to discuss ways of resuming the long-stalled negotiations aimed at dismantling the DPRK's nuclear program.

Hwang held a meeting in Washington last week with Glyn Davies, the U.S. envoy for the disarmament-for-aid talks, reiterating that the DPRK should first demonstrate its sincerity toward denuclearization before resuming the talks.

The DPRK has warned that it will conduct a 'new form' of nuclear test. The latest test was carried out in February last year.

The six-party talks, which involved the two Koreas, China, the United States, Russia and Japan, have been halted since late 2008.

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