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Chris Hill Remarks At Departure From South Korea

Christopher R. Hill
Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Gimpo Airport
Seoul, South Korea
November 2, 2007

Remarks at Departure From South Korea

QUESTION: (Inaudible)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY HILL: No, I haven't yet. No, I have not heard anything from them. I saw them off yesterday at the hotel. I think they were due in in the middle of the afternoon. We are finding it very difficult to make phone calls.

QUESTION: What is the arrangement? Do they use a cell phone or something?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY HILL: No. Actually, so far they have been using the land lines from the hotel. But I think we are going to have to do something about that. We had some discussions about it to see if we can improve the communications a little.

QUESTION: The plan is for them to set off to Yongbyon?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY HILL: I think today some of them will go to Yongbyon. They have a lot of equipment they are bringing in; so they have to get their equipment assembled. So I think it will be in the next day or two, let me put it that way. So it's moving. It's moving.

QUESTION: Hope you have a good trip.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY HILL: All right. Okay. See you later.


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