Chinese, U.S. Envoys On N. Korea Agree To Maintain Communication

Chinese, U.S. Envoys On N. Korea Agree To Maintain Communication

Chinese and U.S. special representatives on North Korea agreed to maintain communication with each other in their first apparent phone call since President Joe Biden took office.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

Liu Xiaoming (China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs) was quoted as telling Sung Kim (U.S. special representative for North Korea) that the problems should be solved in a "phased and synchronized" fashion, suggesting Beijing would allow Pyongyang to get rid of its nuclear weapons step by step while gaining concessions.

Kim said the United States is committed to resolving the issue regarding the divided peninsula through diplomatic means, and Washington hopes that it will resume dialogue and contact with North Korea as soon as possible, according to the ministry.

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