Remarks Upon Departure from Beijing Capital International AirportChristopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
December 23, 2006
Assistant Secretary Hill: Have a good holiday. See you next time.
Question: Are you coming back to Beijing?
Assistant Secretary Hill: I'll come back to Beijing but I'm not sure when yet. We'll let you know.
Question: As soon as possible?
Assistant Secretary Hill: At the earliest opportunity, I think, is when we'll come back.
Question: How was Washington's reaction?
Assistant Secretary Hill: How was Washington's reaction? We wanted to make some real progress, so we were a little disappointed with what went on, and we hope that the Pyongyang delegation will go back to their capital, and maybe this time have some instructions.
Question: Any new ideas?
Assistant Secretary Hill: We're going to have some discussions about what we need to do. Have a good holiday. Goodbye.