Denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula
Assistant Secretary Hill (May 30): "This is not an easy issue to resolve. We've worked on this for many years now and we do feel that we’re making some progress, but we also feel that we are coming to an important juncture in the process and we are hopeful that we can get through this phase and then get on to the next phase, which we hope will lead to the final and complete denuclearization in the Korean peninsula.” View Video
Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill traveled to Beijing, China on May 27 for the Six-Party Talks.
He had a brief meeting May 27 with the D.P.R.K. representative Kim Kye Gwan to lay out the agenda for what they will be talking about. He also had the opportunity to talk to the Chairman of the Six-Party process, Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, about how they see things in the coming days and weeks. Assistant Secretary Hill had meetings with the D.P.R.K. and then also talked to the Chinese later in the afternoon. He also met with Saiki-san, the Japanese representative of the Six-Party Talks.
Assistant Secretary Hill then went to Moscow, Russia for his last stop in this round of consultations.
Remarks by Assistant Secretary Hill
--05/30/08 Press Availability With Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksey Borodavkin
--05/29/08 Morning Walk-Through at Six-Party Talks
--05/28/08 Evening Walk-Through Remarks at Six-Party Talks
--05/28/08 Morning Walk-Through With Journalists at Six-Party Talks
--05/27/08 Evening Walk-Through Remarks at Six-Party Talks