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South Korea, China Explore North Korea Nuclear Talks

South Korean Foreign Ministry envoy Cho Tae-young on Wednesday arrived in Beijing for a two-day trip to discuss restarting the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, according to Yonhap News Agency.

He will meet with senior Chinese nuclear diplomat Wu Dawei and other officials to discuss their differences on the conditions needed to revive negotiations between North Korea, South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China, which have been on hold since 2008.

"A close consultation has been under way between South Korea and China over North Korea's nuclear issue," Cho told reporters after arriving in China.

The meetings are part of an ongoing series of discussions between the six nations about the country’s atomic program. Chinese officials have worked to build momentum for restarting talks, while U.S. and South Korean officials have called on North Korea to show it is willing to move toward disarmament.

Yonhap reported separately that North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Sin Son-ho on Tuesday seemed hopeful that six-party talks over the country’s nuclear program will restart.

The trip comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Kyodo News International reported. Park, during a press conference, said that the two countries agree that “North Korea should not be recognized as a nuclear state and North Korea should faithfully implement international agreements on its denuclearization.”

Putin also said Russia backs reviving the six-party talks, without delay. 

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