Koreas to meet on Tuesday over S. Korean art performance in Pyongyang

Stefan Lofven. | AP

Stefan Lofven. | AP

At the time, both sides discussed Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea, and according to a transcript from Japan's Foreign Ministry, Kim Jong-il, the father of Kim Jong-un, promised to obey global agreements related to nuclear weapons and freeze missile launches without any time limit.

Choe was in the delegation North Korea sent to last month's Winter Olympics in South Korea.

On Sunday, Choe Kang Il, deputy director for North American affairs at Pyongyang's foreign ministry, was seen at Beijing airport Sunday departing for Finland, where he is expected to hold talks with former United States ambassador to Seoul Kathleen Stephens, multiple media reports said.

Lahdevirta described the meeting as a "track 1.5 academic meeting. involving representatives from North Korea, South Korea and the U.S.".

The US citizens Kim Hak-Dong and Kim Sang-Duk were imprisoned in North Korea in 2017 on charges of "hostile acts", while another American, Kim Dong Chul, has been detained in North Korea since 2015.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is due to meet with Kim in April.

In a report presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Tomas Ojea Quintana urged North Korea to free three Americans and six South Koreans in custody.

Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat reported that Choe would meet Kathleen Stephens, a former USA ambassador to South Korea.

Asked if South Korea trusted Kim, Kang said: "It's not a matter of trusting".

North Korea has yet to make an official comment on the proposed meeting.

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In May 2014, North Korea agreed with Japan to reinvestigate the fates of abductees but Pyongyang suspended the probe in February 2016 after being angered by Japan's sanctions against the North in response to the country's nuclear and missile tests.

Koizumi was the first Japanese prime minister to visit North Korea.

Briefing reporters between meetings with her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the "security situation (on) the Korean Peninsula is of interest to the whole world" and that the Swedish government "values this opportunity to arrange a meeting" between the traditional foes.

Harris said he believed Kim would like to see a reunification of the Korean peninsula under his rule, and sought respect, status and security through the possession of nuclear weapons. "The plans set for after the South-North summit can only be smoothly carried out if North Korea specifically promises to give up its nuclear arsenal".

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"So we will expand our "black list" with another group of Americans", Ryabkov said, according to Russia's state-run media. In an unusual joint move Wednesday, the U.S., France and Germany also pointed the finger at Russian Federation .

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