South Korean nuclear negotiator to visit China this week
Updated: 2005-11-30 14:37
South Korea's chief negotiator at international talks on North Korea's
nuclear programs will visit China this week for consultations on how to advance
the negotiations, Seoul's foreign minister said Wednesday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon will visit Beijing on Friday and
Saturday for talks with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei,
Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said.
The two will "assess the current situation" and discuss "ways to move the
negotiations forward," Ban told a news briefing.
The nuclear talks _ launched in 2003 _ involve China, the United States, the
two Koreas, Japan and Russia. Their fifth and latest session took a recess
earlier this month with no signs of progress on how the North would disarm and
what it would get in return.
No date has been set for when the talks will resume.