13:30 GMT +307 December 2016
Live
    Onlinenews (archive)

    MOSCOW HOPES FOR WRITTEN AGREEMENTS ON NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM CESSATION

    Onlinenews (archive)
    Get short URL
    0 0 0 0
    MOSCOW, February 19, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent Anna Bobina) - The forthcoming six-sided talks in Beijing on the Korean peninsula's nuclear problem may result in the signing of written statement outlining conditions of the cessation of the North Korean nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    The final document will be brief but it should concern the key issues, first of all, North Korea's readiness to give up its nuclear program, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov, the head of the Russian delegation, told RIA Novosti on Thursday. Pyongyang should be given written security guarantees and economic assistance, he added.

    The second round of the talks involving South and North Korea, the USA, China, Russia and Japan is scheduled for February 25. The first round was held in August 2003.

    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    Top stories