• Kyodo


Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone and his South Korean counterpart, Yu Myung Hwan, agreed Thursday that participants in the six-party talks on denuclearizing North Korea must put together a document that clearly spells out a mechanism for verifying Pyongyang’s information about its atomic programs, Japanese officials said.

It was the first meeting for the pair, who are in Lima to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum’s ministerial talks. Nakasone and Yu also agreed to meet again in December for the next round of working-level talks to resume bilateral negotiations for a free-trade agreement.

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