Russian top negotiator Alexander Losyukov said in Beijing on
Wednesday he is "cautiously optimistic" about the upcoming second
session of the sixth round of the six-party talks on the Korean
Peninsula nuclear issue.
"There may erupt some problems and difficulties, but all the six
parties will make joint efforts to address them," Losyukov told
reporters at the airport upon his arrival in Beijing Wednesday
Losyukov is the second of the foreign delegates to arrive here
for the upcoming phase of the six-party talks. Kim Kye-Gwan, top
negotiator of North Korea, arrived in Beijing one day earlier.
The second phase of the sixth round of the six-party talks on
the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is scheduled to run from
September 27 to 30.
The six-party talks, initiated in 2003, involved China, North
and South Korea, the US, Russia and Japan.
In a session of the six-party talks held in July, envoys 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 26, 2007)