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DPRK, U.S. meet on nuke, financial issues as six-party talks enter 2nd day
www.chinaview.cn 2006-12-20 00:17:44

    BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Delegations of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the six-party talks will meet again on Wednesday.

    Top U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill made the remarks Wednesdaymorning in his hotel. He expected to have bilateral meeting with the DPRK side later in the morning, Hill told reporters.

    "If we are going to get to the end of the week, we probably need to be working something on paper," said Hill.

    He said the primary purpose of the talks is to denuclearize theDPRK, and also aims at the normalization of diplomatic relations with "the relevant country."

    "I just don't know where we are going to end up or when we are going to end up," Hill said. "Clearly we have to be on substantivediscussions today."

    The six-party talks, which aim at resolving the Korean nuclear issue, resumed Monday involving China, the DPRK, the U.S., the Republic of Korea, Japan and Russia.

    Hill said the six-party process is really working, noting theyhad "some good discussion" on Tuesday.

    As to the financial issue between the U.S. and the DPRK, Hill said the discussion was "still going on."

    On the sidelines of the six-party talks, the United States and the DPRK held a separate meeting on financial issue in Beijing on Tuesday.

    President of the DPRK's Foreign Trade Bank O Kwang Chol held three-hour talks with Daniel Glaser, U.S. Treasury Department's deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday afternoon.

    The last round of six-party talks suspended due to the financial sanction imposed on the DPRK.

    Wednesday's discussion on financial issue will be held at the DPRK Embassy in China, according to Hill.

    Hill said he had talked with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other officials on related situation of the six-party talks on Tuesday night.

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Editor: Luan Shanglin
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