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Fourth Round of Six-Party Talks: Afternoon Walk

Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Beijing, China
July 28, 2005

QUESTION: Are you feeling optimistic?

A/S HILL: I donít know. Weíve had a lot of discussions with a lot of the delegations so we would like to see if we can put some of these thoughts down on paper and see where we are. So, we have a long way to go still.

QUESTION: What do you think of the North Koreans?

A/S HILL: I donít know. We had a long discussion with them. There are certainly some points of agreement, but there continues to be some points of disagreement. WeÖ.a lot of the issues are [noticeable] when you get into closer inspection. You know, when you start discussing things more in detail. So, weíll have to see.

QUESTION: How much longer will it go on?

A/S HILL: I donít know. Iíll let you know when itís over.



Released on August 3, 2005

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