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(LEAD) South Korea's nuclear envoy to visit Beijing this week

All News 15:40 June 05, 2016

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Kim Hong-kyun, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, will visit Beijing on June 8-9 for talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.

Kim's planned visit comes only several days after a North Korean delegation led by Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee, completed its three-day Chinese visit last Thursday.

The South Korean nuclear envoy is expected to seek direct feedback on the Chinese government's talks with Ri.

"In the upcoming talks, South Korea and China will exchange views on the Korean Peninsula situation after the North's seventh party congress, thorough implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolution against North Korea, deterrence of the North's additional provocations, and the overall bilateral cooperative measures about the nuclear issues concerning North Korea," a ministry official said.

Prior to the Beijing visit, Kim will meet with Alain Le Roy, the secretary general of the European External Action Service of the European Union, in Brussels on June 6-7.

In Brussels, Kim and Roy will discuss Korea-EU cooperative measures on North Korean sanctions and the EU's independent measures against the communist country, according to the South Korean foreign ministry.


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