Chief nuclear envoys from the two Koreas met in New York, where North Korea showed a commitment to implementing its recent agreement to start dismantling it nuclear weapons program, news reports in South Korea said Sunday.
"Without a doubt, the North is committed to taking initial steps" for disarmament as agreed on last month at international nuclear talks, South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Chun Yung-woo told reporters after a meeting with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye Gwan, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.
North Korea "has a will to do its part" in implementing the nuclear deal, Chun was quoted as saying.
Kim arrived in New York Friday for talks on establishing diplomatic relations with the United States, one of the agreements reached under the disarmament accord.
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