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N. Korea official: 6-party talks should resume 'without preconditions'

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- North Korean negotiator Kim Kye Gwan returned home Friday after a five-day visit to China and urged that the six-party nuclear talks be resumed, officials said.

N. Korea calls for restart of six-party talks

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- North Korea is ready to return to the six-party talks on its denuclearization without preconditions, the country's nuclear envoy said in China.

North Korea seeking four-party nuclear talks

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A meeting between China's chief nuclear negotiator and North Korea's vice foreign minister is fueling speculation about resuming nuclear talks, observers said.

So. Korean negotiator arrives in Beijing to discuss No. Korea

BEIJING, June 21 (UPI) -- South Korea's chief negotiator on North Korea's nuclear program held talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Friday.

China, North Korea call for new six-party talks on nuclear issues

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's senior nuclear negotiator, and Zhang Yesui, China's vice foreign minister, called Wednesday for a restart of six-party talks.

China, North Korea hold strategic talks

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- The North Korean government said Wednesday it was involved in high-level strategic talks with Chinese officials in Beijing.

N. Korean nuclear expert to visit U.S.

SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- North Korea's former top nuclear negotiator will visit New York by invitation of non-governmental groups, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Sunday.

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Chief U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Friday he had "substantive" talks with North Korea over nuclear disarmament, but no breakthrough was reported.

Beijing talks on North Korea nuke issue on

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Diplomatic efforts were under way in Beijing to restart talks aimed at getting North Korea to be transparent about its nuclear program.

Korean nuclear envoys may meet

SEOUL, May 26 (UPI) -- An official Monday said the nuclear envoys of South Korea and North Korea may meet in Beijing ahead of the six-party talks on the North's denuclearization.

N. Korea to give nuke files to U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- North Korea tentatively has agreed to give the United States thousands of records from its Yongbyon nuclear reactor from 1990, officials said.

U.S., N. Korea nuclear negotiators to meet

SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- North Korean and U.S. negotiators said they will conduct talks about the denuclearization of North Korea.

No breakthrough in N. Korea nuclear talks

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. and North Korean negotiators, meeting in Switzerland, reportedly failed to break their impasse on the North's declaration of its nuclear programs.

China wants to speed up six-party talks

BEIJING, March 12 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister Wednesday urged all nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization effort to work harder to achieve the goal.

N. Korea urged to finish dismantling task

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. security official urged North Korea to finish its denuclearization work before President George Bush leaves office next year.
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NYP97030510-5MARCH97-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Vice North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Kye-kwan (center) arrives with his aides at the Hilton Hotel in New York City, March 5th, for their first face to face meeting with his South Korean counterpart to discuss their countries differences. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
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Kim Gye Gwan (b. July 6, 1943 in North Pyongan) is a North Korean diplomat. His official position is First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to which he was promoted (from just Vice Minister) immediately before the Korean Workers' Party Congress of 28 September 2010. He is the leading figure in international talks over the country's nuclear weapons program, including the six-party talks in Beijing.

North Korea agreed 2007-02-13, with the help of Kim Kye Gwan, to disarm their nuclear program. This includes shutting down its nuclear reactor and eventually dismantling its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb. Kim Kye Gwan is North Korea's leading spokesperson and head negotiator in matters concerning the North's nuclear ambitions, and will most likely enter the limelight for his role in facilitating North Koreas Nuclear Disarmament deal struck in February.

Kim met with Christopher Hill, the U.S. assistant secretary of state, when Hill visited Pyongyang in June 2007, afterwards announcing that North Korea would promptly shut down its Yongbyon nuclear facility.

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