China Set to Announce Date for Fresh Round of North Korean Nuclear Talks – Yonhap News

From Yonhap News:
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Host China is set to announce the date for a new round of international negotiations on ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the top U.S. nuclear negotiator hoping to see the negotiations reconvene in two or three weeks.

“China is expected to announce the date for the new round either today or tomorrow,” an official at the Foreign Ministry said Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

China has hosted the nuclear negotiations, which also involve the two Koreas, the United States, Japan and Russia, since they began in 2003. The envisioned resumption of the talks follows three days of talks between the top U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill and his North Korean counterpart in Berlin. [Full Text]

Related Reuters report: “U.S. Envoy Sees Basis for Progress on N.Korea Talks” says, “Washington’s envoy to North Korean nuclear talks said on Monday he saw a basis for progress, saying the Chinese government could announce a date soon for a resumption of six-party negotiations that broke off in December. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill made the comments after talks with Wu Dawei, China’s chief negotiator.”

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