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Hill Reports on Denuclearization Working Group Meeting
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Chief US negotiator to the six-party talks, Christopher Hill, said on Sunday evening that all the delegations finished the denuclearization working group meeting and everyone has positive feel on that.


Hill said all the delegations will assess the work of all the working groups in the sixth round of the six-party talks on Monday.


"All sides are very positive about (IAEA chief Mohamed) ElBaradei's visit," said Hill.


There was a brief discussion on the HEU (highly enriched uranium) during the plenary working group meeting, but there was not any movement on the issue, Hill noted.


He said North Korea had started to prepare for the denuclearization, but clearly it has a lot of work to do beyond the 60 days.


North Korea needs to pick up pace and set up a timetable for its work beyond the 60 days, Hill added.


Hill reiterated that the Banco Delta Asia (BDA) issue will not be a problem and he will talk to Washington in the next couple of hours and talk with US Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Daniel Glaser later on Sunday night.


Glaser who arrived in Beijing Sunday afternoon will not attend the six-party talks, he added.


According to Hill, North Korea will send representative to Vienna to discuss with the IAEA on the schedule of shutting down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon.


(Xinhua News Agency March 19, 2007)

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