U.S. representative consults with S. Korean counterpart on Korean Peninsula issues

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-09 15:59:45|Editor: xuxin
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SEOUL, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, consulted with his South Korean counterpart here Thursday on the Korean Peninsula issues, local media reported.

Biegun, who arrived here Wednesday, met earlier in the day with Lee Do-hoon, South Korean special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, to exchange opinion about the peninsula situations.

Biegun and Lee were believed to have discussed ways to provide Seoul's food assistance to the DPRK, according to local media.

During the phone talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his support for Seoul's humanitarian food aid plan for the DPRK people, saying it would be timely and positive, according to the presidential Blue House of South Korea.

Biegun's trip to Seoul came after the second summit between top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and Trump ended with no agreement late February in Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

Kim Deuk-hwan, Seoul's foreign ministry deputy spokesman, told a press briefing that South Korea and the United States had a common view that the DPRK required the humanitarian food assistance for the DPRK people.

Kim said the South Korean government will push for the humanitarian food aid for the DPRK in close cooperation with the international community, including the United States.