How to navigate the North Korean diplomacy map
The world’s top diplomats are taking a page from North Korea’s playbook as they negotiate with the reclusive state.
While some diplomats are openly flirting with the prospect of talks, others have privately privately been trying to strike a deal to ease sanctions, improve relations with the international community and ease tension.
The North Korean leadership has long maintained that the goal of the North’s inter-Korean talks is to resolve the decades-long tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, and the new diplomacy has been marked by more open exchanges between the North and the U.S. and South Korea.
While the North continues to push for a complete denuclearization of its nuclear arsenal, Kim has repeatedly said he would prefer to see talks with the U., South Korea and China.
The talks began in July with talks between Kim and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Beijing.
It was the first time a North Korean leader has held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Ministers.
After a long standoff, North Korea agreed to halt its weapons tests and engage in dialogue with the other parties, including the United States and South Korean governments, the North said in a statement released by its Foreign Ministry.
The two sides have since agreed to hold a summit in September, and that was followed by a second round of talks in November.
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved an international sanctions relief package that included a ban on North Korea exports to China.
Kim and Abe will meet in North Korea in October.
Kim will also meet with Japanese President Shinzo Abe.
The sides are expected to discuss a “positive resolution” of the nuclear standoff with North Korea.
The negotiations have also focused on the possibility of a “peaceful resolution” to the North Korea crisis.
While the U.”s leaders are expected not to have any direct talks, they have pledged to work together on resolving the North,” U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.
“The international community should do everything in its power to make sure that they get a peaceful resolution to this problem.”
A senior U.A.E. diplomat told The Associated Press that talks between North Korea and the international media were being conducted as usual.
But that did not mean it was easy, he said.
“It’s a process, a long process, and sometimes it can be frustrating,” the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said.
The diplomat said that Pyongyang was still “not fully convinced” of what it was trying to achieve in the negotiations.
Security Committee met on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the U .s response to the sanctions package, and Haley is expected to meet with its chief diplomat on Thursday to further discuss the issue.
The State Department said in late July that North Korea had agreed to stop conducting nuclear and missile tests.
But it said the U would not be able to lift the sanctions without the North “de-nuclearizing” its nuclear program and “taking all appropriate measures” to make its nuclear facilities safe.
It was not immediately clear if the talks with Kim are a direct result of those talks, but Haley has repeatedly stressed the importance of a peaceful end to the crisis.