The six-party nuclear negotiators of South Korea and Japan, met in Seoul today, for talks on North Korea.
During their meeting, South Korean representative Lim Sung-nam, and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama, assessed the situation in the North, under the new leadership of Kim Jong-un, and sought ways to resume the six-nation forum on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
These talks precede a high-level meeting next week in Washington, between officials from South Korea, Japan and the U.S., on the North Korean nuclear issue.
Following discussions, a high-ranking official in Seoul has hinted at a possible delay in the six-party talk resumption.
The official added that, there is a view among the partnering countries that, the new North Korean regime, may be more focused on stabilizing domestic affairs, for the time being.