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US Assistant Secretary of State visits S. Korea

01-05-2012 13:31 BJT

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Kurt Campbell, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has started his visit to South Korea, which is expected to focus on the latest development of the DPRK.

On Thursday, Campbell is scheduled to hold talks with South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Jae-shin and Lim Sung-nam, as well as the country’s chief envoy to the six-party talks.

South Korea's nuclear envoy Lim Sung-nam, right, greets Kurt Campbell, the U.S.
assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs before their meeting
at main office of the foreign ministry in Seoul Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Kim
Hong-Ji, Pool)

He will also meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan on Thursday, before leaving for Japan on Friday.

The two sides are expected to exchange views on the latest developments in the DPRK, and discuss the next steps in efforts to revive the six-party talks. Campbell’s visit to Seoul follows a trip to China which concluded on Wednesday.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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