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US envoy to visit Pyongyang on Asia-Russia tour

Updated On: Dec 04, 2009

Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, said Bosworth will arrive in the North Korean capital on Tuesday before traveling to Seoul on December 10, Beijing on December 11, Tokyo on December 12 and Moscow on December 13.

He is set to return to Washington on December 15, he added.

"He plans to arrive (in Pyongyang) on December 8 where he will engage in direct talks with North Korean officials. Obviously, we're seeking a resumption of the six-party talks," Toner told reporters.

North Korea quit the negotiations -- which group the two Koreas, the United States, China, Russia and Japan -- in April, a month before staging a second atomic weapons test.

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Source: Agence France Presse (hosted by Channel NewsAsia), "US envoy to visit Pyongyang on Asia-Russia tour", December 4, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1022418/1/.h...