printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Remarks on Dialogue and Negotiation With North Korea

Stephen W. Bosworth
Special Representative for North Korea Policy 
Westin Chaoyang Hotel
Beijing, China
May 7, 2009


Good evening. As I think everyone is aware, we are here on the first stop in our series of visits to our partners in the Six-Party process. I had very good meetings this afternoon with Foreign Minister Yang and Vice Foreign Minister Wu. We had extensive discussion of where we are and talked about the way forward.

The United States reiterates its desire to engage both multilaterally and bilaterally with North Korea, and we believe very strongly that the solution to the tensions and problems of the area now lies in dialogue and negotiation.

Thank you all very much. We are going on tomorrow to Seoul and then to Tokyo.


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.