S Korean FM to visit U.S. for talks on ties, regional issues

17:04, June 10, 2011      

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South Korea's top diplomat will visit the United States later this month for discussions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the foreign ministry in Seoul said Friday.

Kim Sung-hwan is scheduled to leave for Washington on June 24 at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They are expected to discuss a range of issues that also involves the Seoul-Washington ties and other regional, global issues of mutual interest, according to the ministry.

Kurt Campbell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told reporters in Seoul after meeting with the foreign minister that Kim's trip will involve "intense consultations in terms of next steps" in their joint strategy on the DPRK.

Source: Xinhua
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