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The US special envoy for DPRK began arrived in Japan

The US special envoy on North Korea, assistant Secretary of state Stephen began arrived on Thursday in Tokyo after a trip to Seoul, where he discussed the issues related to the situation around the DPRK, said the Agency Kyodo.

According to him, began already met over dinner with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan by Takeo Akiba, do, presumably, discussed the situation in connection with the adoption in China of a law on national security of Hong Kong. Japan acceded to the concerns of Western countries regarding human rights in the former British colony.

The special representatives of the United States and South Korea on North Korea held talks

The special envoys on the DPRK from the United States and South Korea met in Seoul and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula, inter-Korean cooperation and the resumption of negotiations with North Korea, reports Yonhap news Agency.

The US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Behan arrived in Seoul on 7th July and has already held meetings with key South Korean diplomats, including foreign Minister Kang Kyong Hwa and her the first Deputy Cho Se Ena, a meeting which lasted about an hour. The sides discussed North Korea, coronavirus and cooperation between the ROK and the United States. After that, began met with his counterpart special envoy of the foreign Ministry of South Korea on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula To Hoon.

The US said it was ready to negotiate with North Korea

The US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Behan said that the United States recognize the importance of inter-Korean cooperation and is ready for dialogue with North Korea, which only need to designate a competent negotiator, reports Yonhap news Agency.

Began arrived in Seoul on 7th July and has already held meetings with key South Korean diplomats, including foreign Minister Kang Kyong Hwa and her the first Deputy Cho Se Ena, a meeting which lasted about an hour. The sides discussed North Korea, coronavirus and cooperation of the Republic of Korea with the United States. After that, began met with his counterpart, special representative of the foreign Ministry of South Korea on issues of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula To Hoon.

Media: the delegation of the USA was tested for COVID-19, arrived in South Korea

US Undersecretary of state Stephen Behan and his accompanying delegation were tested for coronavirus COVID-19 on arrival in South Korea, passed on Tuesday, the Yonhap news Agency, citing data from the American Embassy in Seoul.

On the same day of began arrived on a military plane at the U.S. airbase in Osan Pyeongtaek, a three-day visit for talks on North Korea.

North Korea refused to negotiate with the United States

Pyongyang does not intend to negotiate with Washington on this, as reported by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA), said the head of the Department of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK on the US Kwon Jeong-Geun.

As noted by the KCNA, the North Korean foreign Ministry earlier "clearly indicated" in the statement regarding the "late "rumors on the summit of the DPRK and the USA." The statement of the representative of the foreign Ministry said that the US "strongly cling to the hostile policy" against North Korea, not ready to propose any new terms and use this subject to resolve the political crisis, therefore, North Korea sees no need for negotiations at the highest level and was shocked by reports of a possible summit.

Negotiations with the USA are meaningless, said the foreign Ministry of the DPRK

USA "persistently clinging to a hostile policy" against North Korea, not ready to propose any new terms and use this subject to resolve the political crisis, therefore, North Korea sees no need for negotiations at the highest level and he was shocked by reports about a possible summit, the statement said the first Deputy foreign Minister of the DPRK Choi Seon-Hee, published by the North Korean Central news Agency (KCNA).

Earlier, after the aggravation of inter-Korean relations, the media and experts from different countries, and some officials said about the necessity and even the possibility of holding a summit between the DPRK and the United States. Hope to summit before the presidential election in the U.S. was expressed by the leader of South Korea, moon Jae-In. Also from 7 to 9 July is expected to visit South Korea, the US special envoy on North Korea Stephen Began.