Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea and the U.S. holds telephone talks

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea,
Stephen Biegun, held phone talks this morning with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon. Seoul’s foreign ministry says the two discussed
practical ways to achieve complete denuclearization and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula…
while agreeing to meet for further discussions in the near future. Lee Do-hoon is reportedly planning to visit
Washington next week for talks with Biegun. As their phone conversation came soon after
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choi Son-hui expressed willingness to resume talks, it’s
widely believed that their main focus was to set the stage for possible Pyeongyang-Washington
nuclear talks.

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