The United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) made progress in nuclear talks, U.S. chief negotiator for the six-party talks Christopher Hill said on Tuesday.
Hill, who arrived in South Korea Tuesday morning, told local media at the airport that Washington and Pyongyang have been narrowing differences since bilateral talks between he and his DPRK counterpart Kim Kye-gwan in Geneva last month.
"We had some progress in Geneva. We thought we had some progress after that," he said.
"Obviously, we are getting to the point where we need to make some progress very quickly. But I don't have a specific deadline," Hill said.
Hill said the stand-off between Pyongyang and Washington over the declaration of DPRK's nuclear activity won't last forever.
Hill will stay in Seoul until Wednesday. He is set to met with his South Korean counterpart Chun Yung-woo on Tuesday and have meetings with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kwon Jong-rak and Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon on Wednesday.