U.S. experts urge continued dialogue with DPRK

13:33, August 02, 2011      

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The United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should continue their dialogue so that they could understand each other's positions, U.S. experts said.

Prof. Donald Zagoria from the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), made the appeal at a news conference following Monday's "Track 2" meeting between a visiting DPRK delegation and a group of U.S. experts hosted by the NCAFP at the Carnegie Corporation.

"We all think that such dialogue is much (more) profitable than confrontation, or denying dialogue. We need to understand each other," said Zagoria, project director at the committee's Forum on Asia Pacific Security.

Evans Revere, a former U.S. negotiator on DPRK affairs who attended Monday's meeting, agreed. The "Track 2" was meant to to help both sides clearly understand each other's positions, he said.

"I feel the atmosphere in today's discussions is frank and at the same time very friendly," during which the participants discussed a broad range of issues including the nuclear issue and stability of the Korean Peninsula, and U.S.-DPRK relations, said Revere.

"It is important for both sides to share perspectives in these issues in a frank and forthcoming way and I hope the dialogue can and will continue into the future," he said.

U.S. diplomats and the DPRK delegation completed two days of talks in New York on Friday, which both sides described as "constructive."

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