The top U.S. negotiator of the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization arrived in Seoul, Monday, to coordinate policies on Pyongyang's nuclear threats, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It said Joseph Yun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, is scheduled to meet Kim Hong-kyun, his counterpart and special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, Wednesday.
Yun and Kim will likely discuss in depth how to bolster cooperation in pressing North Korea in line with the outcome of the foreign ministerial talks between the two allies in Seoul, March 17.
Yun is also likely to brief Kim about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to China March 18 to 19.
"Yun may talk about the latest mood in China concerning North Korea and share thoughts on how to capitalize on China regarding sanctions on Pyongyang," a foreign ministry official said.
Other topics likely to be on the agenda are countermeasures toward North Korea's ballistic missile program and raising international awareness of Pyongyang's growing threats using chemical weapons following the assassination of the North Korean ruler's estranged half-brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia, Feb. 13 using VX nerve agent.
Yun and Kim previously met in Washington, D.C., at a three-way meeting with Japan's top nuclear negotiator and Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director-General Kenji Kanasugi on Feb. 27.