Top S. Korean, U.S. nuclear envoys to discuss N. Korea

South Korea's top nuclear envoy (R), Lee Do-hoon, talks with his American counterpart, Stephen Biegun, in this file photo. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Dec 18, 2018, Yonhap. South Korea and the United States will have senior-level discussions on North Korea this week, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, as the two Koreas plan to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their railway and road project next week, reported the Yonhap.

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative on North Korea policy, is scheduled to visit South Korea from Wednesday till Saturday.

He will hold one-on-one talks with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon, on Thursday, according to ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk.

The following day, the two sides will have their second “working group” meeting, in which officials from the White House and South Korea’s presidential office and unification ministry will also participate, he added.

The working group talks will be composed of two sessions: one on denuclearization largely between Lee and Biegun and the other on inter-Korean relations.

The second meeting will be led by Lee Dong-yeol, director-general for Korean Peninsula Peace regime at the ministry, and Alex Wong, deputy assistant secretary of state for North Korea and deputy special representative.

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