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China Hopes US-DPRK Talks Yield Positive Progress.

Beijing, Feb. 21 (BNA BNA Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
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) - China has expressed hopes for a positive outcome from the upcoming talks between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Beijing.

"We welcome the DPRK and the United States to hold their third high-level dialogues in Beijing, and hope the talks will pave the way for the resumption of the six-party talks," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing.

An interagency team of US officials led by US Special Representative for DPRK Policy Glyn Davies will meet with a DPRK delegation led by its First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Gye Gwan (b. July 6 1943 in North Pyongan) is a North Korean diplomat. His official position is Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 in Beijing on February 23, according to the US State Department.

"China hopes to maintain contact and coordination with all parties involved to jointly promote the six-party process and contribute to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia," Hong said.

Former US Special Representative for DPRK Policy Stephen Bosworth met with DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan in late July in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 and in late October in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva.
 last year over the possible resumption of the long-stalled six-party talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The six-party talks, which involve the DPRK, the Republic of Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, were launched in 2003, but were stalled in December 2008. The DPRK quit the talks in April 2009.


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