North Korea talks...and coffee...and talks...and dinner
October 24th, 2011
10:33 AM ET

North Korea talks...and coffee...and talks...and dinner

The U.S. and North Korean delegations are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the next two days to discuss a return to six-party talks. So far, the publicly available information has been relatively scarce, save for a good rundown of when the respective parties have been grabbing refreshments.

Here is the latest statement from the U.S. Special Envoy to the Six-Party talks on progress and repast:

"Good Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen.  My name is Clifford Hart.  I am the U.S. Special Envoy to the Six-Party Talks.  Thanks for coming out today. I will have  just a few very short comments to make to you.  I’m sorry that I won’t be able to take any questions afterwards.  I just wanted to let you know that the U.S. and DPRK delegations met this morning starting at 10 o’clock for about two hours.  We had a coffee break.  We had initial presentations of our respective positions.  I think these were useful presentations.  The delegations broke for lunch. The DPRK delegation will be returning soon to the U.S. Mission here in Geneva.  We will meet for another couple of hours, perhaps a little bit more, depends on the conversation.  We will then break again. And then finally this evening the DPRK delegation will return to the U.S. Mission for dinner.  The U.S. Delegation is led by Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy.  The DPRK Delegation is of course let by First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan. Ambassador Bosworth will host this evening's dinner.  Thank you very much."

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  1. Dave

    I need that dinner and coffee, F*** DPRK

    October 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Reply

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