The United States’ envoy on North Korea is to start a four-day visit to South Korea in an apparent effort to kick-start stalled nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for the North, is to arrive in the South’s capital, Seoul, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the US State Department.
The South Korean Foreign Ministry said Biegun would on Friday attend a meeting of the South Korea-US working group on North Korea, which was established last month to work toward the demilitarization of the South-North border.
“Close discussion over various pending issues related to the North Korean nuclear issue… including inter-Korean relations will (also) be held,” the ministry added.
The US envoy is scheduled to hold talks on Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon. He will also meet Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon on Friday.
It is unclear if Biegun will be meeting with…