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Tokyo, Washington, Seoul plan Pyongyang denuclearization talks next week

Kyodo

Senior diplomats from Japan, the U.S. and South Korea will meet in Tokyo next Wednesday to discuss the long-stalled six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

They are expected to push for a resumption of the talks, which also involve China and Russia.

The meeting will comprise Junichi Ohara, the head of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy Sung Kim, and South Korea’s Hwang Joon Kook, who serves as special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs.

The ministry added that Ihara would travel to Moscow on Thursday to meet his Russian counterpart and discuss the talks.

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