World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Six-party Talks Begin in Beijing


Six-party Talks Begin in Beijing

Delegations from China, Russia, the United States, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan began the six-party talks on the Korean nuclear issue in Beijing in the morning of August 27.

Delegations from the six countries entered a conference room around nine o'clock at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in western Beijing.

The six delegations took their seats at a hexagonal negotiation table in alphabetic order.
The six-party talks, another multilateral diplomatic endeavor for a peaceful solution of the Korean nuclear issue after the trilateral talks between China, the DPRK and the United States in April in Beijing, are scheduled to last three days.

A source said on condition of anonymity that each of the six nations will express its stand at the first day of the talks.

Prior to the six-party talks, the Chinese delegation consulted with various delegations.

Heads of the delegations to the talks are Wang Yi, Chinese vice-foreign minister, Kim Yong Il, DPRK deputy foreign minister, JamesKelly, assistant US secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Alexander Losiukov, Russian deputy foreign minister, Lee Soo-Hyuck, ROK deputy minister of foreign affairs and trade, and Mitoji Yabunaka, director-general for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry of Japan.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>

ALSO:

Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>

ALSO:

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>

ALSO:

Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC