Top Nuclear Negotiators of US, China Meet in Beijing

The top nuclear negotiators of the U.S. and China met in Beijing on Monday to discuss North Korea's nuclear program.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and sources in Beijing confirmed on Tuesday that China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Yun to exchange their views on North Korea and related issues.

The discussion is believed to have occurred to mediate Washington and Beijing's positions regarding Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions before the South Korean and U.S. nuclear envoys meet in Seoul on Tuesday. Monday's talks were meaningful in that it was the first official meeting between the top U.S. and Chinese nuclear negotiators since Yun's appointment.

Yun has been accompanying U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken on his trip to Japan, South Korea and China. He is said to have met Wu at his last stop in Beijing to discuss sensitive issues such as the import ban of North Korean coal by China.

Source: KBS World Radio