Top U.S. negotiator to the six-party talks Christopher Hill arrived in Beijing on Tuesday morning to participate in a meeting which gathers chief delegates to the six-party talks.
"We've got a lot of work to do, and we've got a lot of catching-up to do," Hill said upon arrival at the airport.
He said he will hold bilateral meetings with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) side later Tuesday, and probably bilateral meetings with the Russian side the same day and the Japanese tomorrow morning.
"We will work on timing and then work on exactly what we gonna do with it," Hill said.
The two-day meeting of the six-party talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is planned to start in Beijing on July 18, during which the chief delegates are expected to discuss issues related to the initial actions for denuclearization and explore arrangements of steps that will follow.