Nuclear Envoys of U.S. and South Korea Met in Seoul
May 9, 2019 (EIRNS)—U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun met with South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon in Seoul today, South Korea’s KBS World Radio reported. The two sides exchanged opinions on a broad range of issues regarding situations on the Korean Peninsula, including the North’s launch of short-range projectiles into the East Sea on May 4, and Seoul’s plan to offer food aid to the North. Following the meeting, Biegun reportedly met with other North Korea experts in South Korea and exchanged views on the North’s political and economic situation.
What is interesting to note is that on May 7, the deputy North Korea envoys of South Korea and Russia discussed the Korean Peninsula issues in Moscow, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said. Jeong Yeon-doo, director-general of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) nuclear affairs bureau at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, was in Moscow to consult with Oleg Burmistrov, an ambassador-at-large for D.P.R.K. affairs. Jeong also had a luncheon meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Xinhua reported.