Top negotiators from the United States and South Korea flew into Beijing Monday for meetings on setting a date to restart talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament.
US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, making his second trip to Beijing in a week, landed in the Chinese capital hours after South Korea's nuclear envoy Chun Yung-woo.
Kenichiro Sasae, director of the Asia and Oceania Bureau at Japan's Foreign Ministry, arrived Sunday.
"The issue for us is to make sure we are extremely well-planned and ready for the six-party talks, which we do anticipate will get going at some point very soon," Hill told reporters at the Beijing airport.
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