U.S., DPRK agree on need to resume six-party talks: Bosworth

18:33, December 10, 2009      

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Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said Thursday that the U.S. and the DPRK reached a common understanding on the need for resuming the six-party talks and implementing the joint statement of September 2005.

At a press conference here, Bosworth called his three-day trip to Pyongyang "very useful" in that he was able to exchange views in a "candid, business-like" way.

U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth (C) talks to the media at the Pyongyang Sunan Airport before leaving for South Korea, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Dec. 10, 2009. Bosworth concluded his three-day visit to the DPRK on Thursday morning, saying his talks with DPRK officials were "very useful." (Xinhua/Gao Haorong)

Bosworth said when and how to resume the six-party talks will be decided through further consultations with other relevant parties

He did not, however, meet with DPRK top leader Kim Jong-il, as the U.S. did not ask for it, Bosworth said.

Nor did he carry a special message from U.S. President Barack Obama, he added.

Before the press conference, Bosworth met with South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Kang Sok-ju and its top nuclear envoy Kim Kye-gwan.

Source:Xinhua
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