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China's top nuclear envoy to visit Japan this month

All Headlines 17:01 April 01, 2016

BEIJING, April 1 (Yonhap) -- China's top envoy on the North Korea nuclear issue will visit Japan this month to discuss ways to resume long-stalled multilateral talks on the North's nuclear weapons program, China's foreign ministry said Friday.

Wu Dawei, China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, "will visit Japan in the first half of April to communicate with the Japanese side about the resumption of the six-party talks," China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters. Hong did not elaborate further.

The planned visit by Wu to Japan would be his first official visit since the inauguration of the current Japanese government led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December 2012.

North Korea has been slapped with tougher U.N. sanctions earlier last month, following its fourth nuclear test in January and the launch of a long-range rocket about a month later.

kdh@yna.co.kr
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