22 Apr '11, 3am

China envoy to visit Seoul to discuss N. Korea

SEOUL: China's chief envoy to six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament will visit South Korea next week for talks, the foreign ministry said Friday. Wu Dawei will meet his counterpart Wi Sung-Lac on Tuesday and Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement. "The two sides will review recent inter-Korean ties and the North Korean nuclear issue and exchange views on ways to deal with them," it said. Diplomatic efforts are resuming after a year of high cross-border military tensions. Wi visited Washington last week and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Seoul last weekend to coordinate the next move on the communist North. Former US president Jimmy Carter, an advocate of reaching out to Pyongyang, is expected to visit the North next week with fellow elder statesmen. A US-North Korean agreement on dismantling the North's n...

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