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Remarks Upon Departure from St. Regis Hotel

Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Beijing, China
December 23, 2006

Assistant Secretary Hill: So, this is the hard core, huh?  Hey, I’ve got to go catch an airplane. 

Question: Just one question.  How would you describe the week? 

Assistant Secretary Hill: Long. A lot of hard work but a little disappointing, I must be honest with you, because we really wanted to make real progress.  So we’re going to talk about it next week in Washington, take a little rest and figure out what we do next.   

Question: Are we going to see you again in January?  Here in Beijing? 

Assistant Secretary Hill: It depends where you are. 

Question: Can you be sure that you can reconvene in a short period of time? 

Assistant Secretary Hill: We’re going to talk about what we need to do and what the problems are.  And I hope the DPRK delegation goes back to Pyongyang and I hope they have some conversations in Pyongyang, because they also clearly need to make some decisions.  Okay, I've got to get out to the airplane.  See you later. 

Question: Have a great Christmas. 

Assistant Secretary Hill: Thank you.  You too.  Bye.



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