Top U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill arrived in Beijing on Thursday afternoon to consult on the resumption of the six-party nuclear talks.
He did not take any questions at the airport, nor make any comments. Sources with the U.S. embassy in China said Hill would meet with Wu Dawei, Chinese vice foreign minister and chief negotiator of the six-party talks, on Thursday afternoon. He is expected to leave Beijing for Russia on Friday.
Hill's tours came after North Korea missed the deadline to list all its nuclear programs by the end of 2007. He had visited Japan and the South Korea before arriving in Beijing.
According to agreements reached in October at the six-party talks, North Korea will disable its key nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon complex, and declare all other nuclear programs by the end of 2007.
(Xinhua News Agency January 11, 2008)