10 May 2017

News Story: China responds to DPRK-U.S. contact in Norway

BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- China said on Tuesday it has noticed the talks between representatives of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States in Norway, calling on solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue via peaceful means.

Dialogue between the DPRK government officials and U.S. experts was held on Monday and Tuesday in Oslo, according to reports.

The DPRK delegation is reportedly led by its Foreign Ministry's North America bureau chief Choe Son-hui. Her counterpart is Suzanne DiMaggio, director and senior fellow at a Washington D.C.-based think tank and former official in the Obama administration, said Yonhap News Agency of the Republic of Korea (ROK).

The previous informal talks between the DPRK and the United States were held in Geneva, Switzerland last November.

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