South Korean top negotiator Chun Yung-woo said on Thursday the
first day meeting of the fresh six-party talks will review reports
of the working groups, aiming to "lay foundation and make
preparation" for following discussions.
"The most important task of the upcoming talks is to examine
what we had discussed," Chun Yung-woo told reporters before leaving
for the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
He considered the upcoming meeting an "ultimate examination and
Chun said he hopes to hold bilateral consultations with the US
and North Korean delegations before the start of the six-party
talks on Thursday afternoon.
The second phase of the sixth round of the six-party talks is
scheduled to run from Thursday to Sunday.
The six-party talks, initiated in 2003, involved China, North
and South Korea, the US, Russia and Japan.
In a chief negotiators' meeting in July, envoys of the six
parties agreed to meet in Beijing in September to hear working
group reports and work out a road map for the implementation of the
general consensus reached in July.
(Xinhua News Agency September 27, 2007)