Kim Jong-il receives personal letter from Bush

Updated: 2007-12-06 20:16

Pyongyang -- Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Wednesday received a personal letter from US president George. W. Bush, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Thursday.

The report did not release any details of the letter.

According to the White House, Bush reiterated his longstanding position in the letter, saying that Pyongyang must make good on its promise to reveal all details of its nuclear programs.

"The president reiterated our commitment to the six-party talks and stressed the need for North Korea to come forward with a full and complete declaration of their nuclear programs, as called for in the September 2005 six-party agreement," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said. 

"President Bush wrote letters to all the leaders involved in the six party-talks last Saturday, December 1," he said. The group also includes Russia, Japan, China, South Korea.

The letter was conveyed to DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun Wednesday by Christopher Hill, US Assistant Secretary of State, said the KCNA.

Hill, also chief US nuclear envoy, paid a visit to the DPRK from Monday to Wednesday.

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