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.

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.

N. Korea to get 265,000 tons of food aid

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 1 (UPI) -- North Korea will get 265,000 tons of nutritional aid in return for suspending nuclear tests and uranium enrichment, its official news agency reported.

Envoy says talks with N. Korea good start

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. envoy said Saturday his talks with North Korean officials signaled a good start for resuming stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations.
U.S, North Korean talks lukewarm so far

U.S, North Korean talks lukewarm so far

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- North Korean officials said early negotiations on the possible resumption of nuclear talks with the international community were moving in the right direction.
U.S., North Korea envoys meet

U.S., North Korea envoys meet

BEIJING, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The United States hopes for forward movement with North Korea, the U.S. special envoy said in Beijing ahead of nuclear talks with his Pyongyang counterpart.

U.S., N. Korea officials to meet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. and North Korean officials will hold their first meeting on the north's nuclear program since the change of leadership in Pyongyang, U.S. diplomats said.
N. Korea urged to smooth U.S., S.K. ties

N. Korea urged to smooth U.S., S.K. ties

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- China's vice premier has urged North Korea to improve its strained relationships with the United States and South Korea.

N. Korean official in U.S. for talks

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, on his arrival in New York, expressed optimism for improved relations with the United States.
Pyongyang's nuclear envoy to meet Bosworth

Pyongyang's nuclear envoy to meet Bosworth

SEOUL, July 25 (UPI) -- A senior North Korean diplomat involved in nuclear negotiations plans to visit the United States later this week, South Korea's national news agency Yonhap reported.
North Korean nuclear envoy in China

North Korean nuclear envoy in China

BEIJING, April 7 (UPI) -- A North Korea nuclear envoy is in China amid speculation Pyongyang was willing to resume talks on its uranium enrichment activity, a source told Yonhap.
Clinton wins tough mission in North Korea

Clinton wins tough mission in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's successful trip to North Korea to secure the release of two detained U.S. journalists comes at a critical time.

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.
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Kim Kye Gwan
Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's vice foreign minister and chief negotiator, arrives at the VIP arrival and departure terminal at the airport in Beijing, China, on Thursday, February 15, 2007. The two Koreas agreed to resume stalled high-level talks later this month, officials said on Thursday, in the first concrete sign of easing tensions on the divided peninsula after the North signed a breakthrough disarmament agreement. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

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 Korea's 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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