U.S. to Resume Talks with N.Korea

  • VOA News

    February 14, 2012 08:16

    U.S. officials will travel to China this month to hold talks with North Korea on nuclear issues, resuming a dialogue put on hold last year by the death of leader Kim Jong-il.

    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Glyn Davies, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, will meet with North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan on Feb. 23.

    The United States held two rounds of talks with North Korea last year in Beijing and Geneva aimed at restarting multi-nation aid-for-disarmament negotiations on North Korea's nuclear program. The reclusive nation pulled out of the multi-nation talks in 2009.

    But it will be the first such contact since Kim died in December and power passed to his youngest son, Kim Jong-un.

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