December 08, 2011 10:11
The newly appointed, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Glyn Davies, arrived in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the prospects of a new round of negotiations with Pyongyang on ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Davies, who succeeds Stephen Bosworth, met with South Korea's top nuclear envoy Lim Sung-nam on Thursday morning to assess the North's nuclear situation. This follows the recent dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington in Geneva in October.
While the South, the U.S. and Japan are all demanding that the North abandon all of its nuclear activities before returning to the six-party talks, the regime recently revealed its progress in terms of developing enriched uranium for light-water nuclear reactors.
After wrapping up his five-day trip to Seoul, the U.S. envoy will travel to Japan and China to continue talks on regional security in Northeast Asia.
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