The DPRK-US talks took place behind closed doors in a Swedish resort. (Yonhap)
Overseas Network, Jan. 22, according to Yonhap News Agency, 21 local time, the first round of working talks between the DPRK and the United States in Sweden ended.
The Korean delegates vehicle pulled out of the venue. (Yonhap)
The three-day closed-door talks were held at a concealed resort outside Stockholm on the theme of the preparations for the second Kindle Meeting, with representatives of Cui Shanji, Deputy Foreign Minister of the DPRK, and Stephen Bigan, special representative of the DPRK policy of the US State Department. South Korean delegates also attended the meeting as an exception, playing the role of DPRK-US mediator.
Bigan walked out of the meeting with a clear expression. (Yonhap)
The Yonhap news agency said it was a live-eat-eat negotiation and quoted foreign sources as saying, During the three days, representatives of the three countries ate three meals a day together to discuss the harmonious atmosphere of the process. After the talks, Cui Shanji and Bigen both avoided the reporters questions, but their expressions were clear.
The Swedish foreign ministry, which leads North Korea to the United States, said it was a constructive meeting.
Yonhap said the talks were also the first meeting with Cui Shanji since Bigan took office as Special Representative for DPRK Policy in August last year.
DATA FIGURE: Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, Choi Shanji (Korean Associated Press)
It is understood that during the talks, the DPRK and the United States held consultations on the preparations for the second Kings Meeting scheduled for the end of February. South Korean Foreign Minister Li Duxun, Minister of Peace Negotiation on the Peninsula, and other South Korean representatives attended the meeting and actively mediated to narrow the differences of views between the DPRK and the United States.
The analysis shows that, considering the core issues of the second Jinte Conference, it is the measures of denuclearization of North Korea and the corresponding measures of the United States. Therefore, at the Swedish talks, it is expected that the DPRK, the ROK and the US will focus on this issue.
The Yonhap news agency said that the DPRK and the United States are expected to continue various forms of consultation before the second DPRK-US summit is held at the end of February.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Li Xi_N2587