US stressed the importance of resuming talks with North Korea, says South
SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA) – Washington has stressed the significance of resuming discussions with Pyongyang, said Seoul on Thursday. This comes as North Korea indicated that it has no intention of returning to the negotiating table.
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, who held three days of discussions in Seoul, had earlier dismissed speculation that he sought to meet North Korean officials. However he said the US was open to talks.
“Biegun emphasised the importance of reopening dialogue with North Korea,” said a statement issued by South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office.
Biegun held talks with South Korea’s national security adviser, Suh Hoon.
Biegun is scheduled to arrive in Japan later on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was open to another round of talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and thought it might be helpful, Voice of America said.
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