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Japan's Top Negotiator for 6-Party Talks Meets with S. Korean Counterpart on Thursday Updated: 2013-01-18 00:00:00 KST

Japan's Top Negotiator for 6-Party Talks Meets with S. Korean Counterpart on Thursday
The head of the Japanese delegation for the six-party talks, Shinsuke Sugiyama, met with South Korean nuclear

envoy Lim Sung-nam in Seoul on Thursday afternoon.The discussions centered mainly on ways to coordinate policies

to address North Korean issues. NEGOTIATORS CALL ON UNSC TO TAKE ACTION OVER N. KOREA'S MISSLE

LAUNCH} Stressing the importance of close cooperation between the two countries during government transitions,

they agreed that the UN Security Council,.. on behalf of the international community,.. should take action sooner

rather than later, over North Korea's missile launch last month, whch violated UN resolutions. Shinsuke Sugiyama,

Head of Japanese Delegation for 6-Party Talks} "Unfortunately, Japan is outside the council but Korea has become a

member of the council since the beginning of this month. So it’s even important for us to have a close context one

of the important council members, like ROK government."He also added North Korea's abduction of foreign

nationals, including Japanese citizens,.. is an important matter for Japan,.. and he asked for policy cooperation on

the matter. Thursday's meeting came one day after, President-elect Park Geun-hye held talks with U.S. Assistant

Secretary of State for East Asia Kurt Campbell.During the meeting, Park stressed that the North's nuclear

development program was unacceptable, and said she would closely cooperate with the U.S. on the matter. Special

Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies will also visit South Korea next week for bilateral diplomatic policy

coordination.
{Park Ji-won , Arirang News.}
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