The chief six-party nuclear envoys from the two Koreas have opened a second round of negotiations in Beijing on North Korea's denuclearization.
Following up on the first meeting held in Bali in July, South Korea's top negotiator Wi Sung-lac and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho began talks at 10 a.m., local time.
Wi is expected to once again lay out South Korea's preconditions for the resumption of the six-party talks, such as the North halting its uranium enrichment program and reopening its nuclear facilities to international inspectors.
However, the North's envoy will likely call for an unconditional return to the multi-lateral roundtable.
Meanwhile, both envoys are scheduled to meet with China's six-party representative, Wu Dawei, later this week.