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Jul 22, 2011

ASEAN: Meeting of North Korea, South Korea in Bali Momentum Towards Peace

Nusa Dua, Bali - ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan welcomed the bilateral meetings between high officials of both parties KOREA held on the sidelines of the meetings of foreign ministers of ASEAN and its partner countries in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday.
"This is a momentum towards the longer meeting the Six Parties. Asean very excited knowing we have contributed to the creation of the momentum toward peace between the two Koreas is," Surin said shortly after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Pak U `i-ch `un on a Friday night.
Surin said the perbincangannya with Pak foreign minister, he was informed that the North Koreans are satisfied with the meeting of high officials who performed with the South. When asked about what topics are discussed in the meeting of the two Korean high officials, the foreign minister Surin said Pak did not specifically convey the theme of what was being said.
"We do not know what's going on in the meeting, but the most important is the North feel the momentum gathering in Bali is an advancement that leads to two inter-Korean peace," said Surin.
Previously reported nuclear envoy of South Korea and North Korea planned to meet on the sidelines of the Asia Forum in Bali on Friday in their first high level contact since the increased perselisian on the Korean peninsula last year.
Wi Sung-lac, the South Korean nuclear envoy, and Ri Yong-ho, deputy foreign minister in charge of North Korea's nuclear diplomacy, is scheduled to meet for informal talks on the sidelines of a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers.

Earlier, ASEAN countries in a meeting with China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN +3) in Bali on Wednesday (20 / 7), expressed his appeals to the two Koreas meet and revive the negotiating process.
Six-Party meeting involving North Korea, South Korea, the United States, Japan, China and Russia are also expected to soon after the last meeting was held again in 2008.

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