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Archive for October 7, 2018

Newsline: North Korean diplomat handling nuclear issues arrives in Russia

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, who handles nuclear weapons issues and negotiations with the United States, arrived in Moscow on Saturday on a two-country trip that has already taken her to China. According to the Russian Embassy in North Korea, while in Moscow Choe will take part in bilateral consultations with Russia on Monday, and three-way talks including China on Tuesday, with the situation on the Korean Peninsula set to be on the agenda. The trilateral meeting will involve Choe, Russian Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, who is Russia’s top negotiator on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, who doubles as China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs. During her trip, Choe is expected to seek support from China and Russia, both traditional allies of North Korea, as Pyongyang envisions advancing denuclearization talks with Washington.