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USA: North Korea

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) UK representatives in Washington DC have had with (i) members and (ii) representatives of the United States Administration on the planned meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State, Christopher Hill and Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Kye-gwan; and if he will make a statement. (197178)

We continue to have regular contact with the US Administration and other participants in the Six-Party Talks, including in the week leading up to Assistant Secretary Hill’s latest talks with Vice-Minister Kim Kye-gwan in Geneva that commenced on 13 March. The UK supports the ongoing Six-Party process and the goal of de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. We welcome the leadership shown by the US, Japan, China and Republic of Korea, and encourage all parties to implement the agreements reached.