13 May '11, 5am

US envoy to discuss North Korea in Seoul

US envoy to discuss North Korea in Seoul

SEOUL: The US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Bosworth will visit South Korea next week to coordinate policy towards nuclear-armed Pyongyang, diplomatic sources said on Friday. Bosworth will arrive on Monday and meet Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan, the South's chief nuclear envoy Wi Sung-Lac and top presidential security adviser Chun Young-Woo during his three-day stay, they said. Discussions are likely to focus on stalled nuclear disarmament talks and the issue of providing the hungry communist state with food aid, Yonhap news agency said. They would also exchange views on frozen inter-Korean relations and President Lee Myung-Bak's suggestion that he could invite the North's leader Kim Jong-Il to a multinational nuclear summit in Seoul next March. Lee, who is on a European tour, said in Berlin this week that the North should announce willingness to give up its nuclea...

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