DPRK confirms common understanding with U.S. on nuclear issue
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DPRK said it had reached "a series of common understandings" with U.S..
The two sides held lengthy talks on a wide range of issues.
U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth concluded a visit to Pyongyang Thursday.

    PYONGYANG, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- A spokesman for the foreign ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) confirmed Friday that it had reached "a series of common understandings" with the United States on the need to resume the six-party talks and the importance to implement the 2005 joint statement.

    The two sides held lengthy talks on a wide range of issues including a peace treaty, normalization of bilateral ties, economic and energy cooperation and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the official KCNA news agency quoted the unnamed spokesman as saying.

    The "frank and sincere" talks helped the two sides "deepen mutual understanding, minimize the difference and find commons," he said.

    The two sides agreed to continue to cooperate to bridge their differences, he added.

    U.S. envoy on the DPRK policy Stephen Bosworth concluded a visit to Pyongyang on Thursday, seeking to persuade the DPRK to return to talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons program.

    During his stay, Bosworth met with DPRK's First Vice Foreign Minister Kang Sok Ju. It was the first bilateral talks between the United States and the DPRK since U.S. President Barack Obama took office in January.



Moscow welcomes DPRK's return to six-party talks

      MOSCOW, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Friday welcomed signals from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it would return to six-party nuclear negotiations.

    "If reports about the DPRK's readiness to resume the six-party talks are true, this would be the right step in the right direction for Pyongyang," the Interfax news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying.Full story 

U.S., DPRK agree on need to resume six-party talks: Bosworth

Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), addresses a press conference in Seoul, capital of South Korea, on Dec. 10, 2009. Bosworth said Thursday that the U.S. and the DPRK reached a common understanding on the need for resuming the six-party talks and implementing the Joint Statement of September 2005. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
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    SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said Thursday that the U.S. and the DPRK reached a common understanding on the need for resuming the six-party talks and implementing the Joint Statement of September 2005.   Full story

Bosworth says talks with DPRK officials "very useful"

    PYONGYANG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth concluded his three-day visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday morning, saying his talks with DPRK officials were "very useful."

    "It was a very useful set of meetings," Bosworth told Xinhua at the Pyongyang Sunan Airport before leaving for South Korea. Full story

Int'l efforts to resume after Bosworth's Pyongyang trip: S Korean minister

    SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's unification minister said Thursday that international efforts related to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear issues will be resumed following a U.S. envoy's visit to Pyongyang.

    "Although it is yet to confirm on what may come, I expect cooperative measures on the DPRK's nuclear issue among related nations will pick up speed," Hyun In-taek told a forum in Seoul. Full story 

DPRK says nuclear issue bilateral one with U.S.

    PYONGYANG, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula was a "totally bilateral issue between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States," DPRK official daily Rodong Sinmun said on Wednesday.

    It had "nothing to do with relations between the two Koreas," it said, adding that the issue had been an outcome of the hostile U.S. policy towards the DPRK. Full story

Editor: Han Jingjing
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