Senior U.S. diplomat arrives in S. Korea for warship sinking issue

13:32, June 17, 2010      

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U.S. Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell arrived in Seoul Wednesday on a two-day visit for the case of a South Korean warship's sinking.

Campbell will meet with Wi Sung-lac, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy, late Wednesday, according to a report of Yonhap News Agency.

He will also hold meetings with Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan, Vice Foreign Minister Chun Yung-woo and Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon on Thursday, the report said.

The "Cheonan" issue will be a main topic of the discussions between Campbell and South Korean officials, and the two sides will also touch upon security issues, Yonhap quoted an unnamed foreign ministry official as saying.

Campbell will head to Japan on Thursday afternoon after he ends visit here.

The 1,200-ton South Korean naval vessel "Cheonan," with 104 crew members onboard, sank into waters off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula on March 26, leaving 46 sailors dead.

South Korea accused the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK) after multinational investigation, and referred the case to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). But the DPRK denied its involvement, and also asked the UNSC to act to help find the truth of the incident. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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