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China Envoy Says He's Closing Gap with U.S. on North Korea Nuclear Talks
A Chinese diplomat on Thursday said he was getting closer to a shared perspective with the United States regarding the North Korean nuclear impasse.
"We've narrowed the differences," Wu Dawei, Chinese special envoy for Korean Peninsula affairs, said to reporters in Washington after concluding three days of talks with his U.S. counterpart, Glyn Davies, Kyodo News reported.
Beijing supports an early resumption of the long-frozen, six-party talks, which have been aimed at achieving a permanent shutdown of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
"We had in-depth discussions about the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and the [possible] resumption of the six-nation talks," Wu said.
Davies did not address the media.
Recent unconfirmed reports said Washington, Tokyo and Seoul agreed in trilateral talks earlier this month that if Pyongyang would implement a moratorium on its nuclear arms work, they would return to the aid-for-denuclearization negotiations, which also involve Russia.
The last round of six-party talks took place in late 2008. Since then, the North has made significant headway in developing long-range ballistic missiles and expanding fissile-material production capabilities.
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