PYONGYANG, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is ready to hold six-party talks without preconditions, the official KCNA news agency reported on Monday.
The country remains unchanged in its determination to "resume the six-party talks without preconditions at an early date" and comprehensively implement the Sept. 19 joint statement on the principle of simultaneous action, a spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry told the KCNA Monday following the recent DPRK-U.S. high-ranking talks.
The two sides had "an in-depth discussion" on the issues of improving the DPRK-U.S. relations, ensuring stability on the Korean Peninsula and resuming the six-party talks in a sincere and constructive atmosphere, the spokesman said.
During the talks, both sides recognized that the improvement of bilateral relations and the negotiated settlement of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula serve their interests and agreed to further dialogue, the spokesman said.
The DPRK delegation led by First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan held high-ranking talks with U.S. Special Representative for DPRK Policy Stephen Bosworth on July 28-29 in New York, the KCNA reported.
The DPRK said in March that the country would like to join the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament unconditionally and wouldn`t reject discussions on uranium enrichment.
Russian Vice Foreign Minister Aleksei Borodavkin arrived in Pyongyang on March 11. He is also Russia`s chief representative in the six-party talks, which also involve the Unidted States, Japan, South Korea, the DPRK and China.
U.S.-DPRK meeting raises hopes for six-party talks
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Talks between the United States and the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been described as constructive, raising hopes of a resumption of the six-party talks after more than two years.
After the two-day meeting in New York ended Friday, U.S. envoy for DPRK policy Stephen Bosworth reiterated the path was open to the DPRK to resume the talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, better relations with the United States, and greater regional stability if the DPRK demonstrated it was a "committed and constructive partner."
U.S., DPRK end dialogue on resuming six-party talks
BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Representatives from the United States and the DPRK have ended their two-day talks aimed at reviving the six-party nuclear talks.
US Special Envoy for the DPRK, Stephen Bosworth, met with DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan at the US mission to the UN. Both sides described the meeting as "constructive and business-like". Full story
U.S.,DPRK conclude dialogue on resumption of six-party talks
NEW YORK, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from the United States and the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) concluded on Friday their two-day exploratory talks aiming at possible resumption of the long-stalled six-party talks on Korean Peninsular denuclearization in New York, with both sides describing the discussions have been "constructive and business- like."
U.S. envoy for DPRK policy Stephen Bosworth told reporters outside the U.S. Mission to the United Nations that the talks were "constructive and business-like."