MOSCOW, June 28 (RIA Novosti) – Senior Russian and North Korean diplomats will meet in Moscow next week to discuss the resumption of six-party talks on Pyongyang’s controversial nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said Friday.
“Consultations on a whole array of issues surrounding North Korea’s nuclear program will be held in Moscow on July 4. For this purpose, North Korea's first deputy foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan will arrive here,” the ministry said.
The Korean diplomat will meet with Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
According to the ministry, the consultations will be held “as part of efforts to resume the six-party talks,” which had also involved the United States, China, Japan and South Korea before Pyongyang pulled out in 2009.