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Assistant Secretary Hill: Travel to Asia

Date: 12/02/2008 Description: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, chief U.S. negotiator for international denuclearization talks with North Korea, accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Akitaka Saiki, director-general of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of Japan
Six-Party Talks

Assistant Secretary Hill (Dec. 11): "[W]e had some very ambitious plans for this round. Unfortunately we're not able to complete some of the things we wanted to do. ... I would say there was a lot of agreement really among a majority of the delegations there, but ultimately the D.P.R.K. was not ready really to reach a verification protocol with all the standards that are required." Full Text

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher R. Hill traveled to Tokyo, Singapore, South Korea and Beijing to have discussions with leaders of those countries in advance of the heads of delegation meeting in Beijing on December 8. He had discussions with each of the five other Six Party delegations, including North Korea. Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Sung Kim traveled with him for his meetings.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Hill
--12/11/08  Departure Walkthrough From the Six-Party Talks
--12/11/08  Morning Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks
--12/10/08  Evening Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks
--12/10/08  Morning Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks 
--12/09/08  Evening Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks
--12/08/08 Evening Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks
--12/08/08 Morning Walkthrough at the Six-Party Talks
--12/07/08 Evening Walkthrough in China
--12/06/08 Remarks Upon Arrival at Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea
--12/05/08 Evening Walkthrough in Singapore
--12/05/08 Morning Walkthrough in Singapore
--12/04/08 Evening Walkthrough in Singapore
--12/04/08 Remarks on Six-Party Talks
--12/03/08 Trilateral Press Availability With Director General Akitaka Saiki and Special Representative Kim Sook
--12/02/08 Joint Press Availability With Director General Akitaka Saiki
--12/02/08 Remarks Upon Arrival in Japan;


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