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Remarks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Robert R. King
Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues 
Seoul, South Korea
February 8, 2011


I have had the opportunity today to meet with the Deputy Foreign Minister and with Ambassador Wi Sung-lac. We have had very good, very serious, very thoughtful discussions. I will be having additional meetings this afternoon with others in the Foreign Ministry and also with the Minister, the Ministry of Unification. It is extremely important to the United States, as we pursue our policies towards North Korea, to coordinate with the Government of South Korea. We have a close working relationship -- we are able to work together well on issues; we share our analyses; we share our ideas in terms of making progress. And I am grateful to say that we had some very good discussions while I have been here. I look forward to continuing those discussions. It is part of the process that we have, that we have been, going on, that have been going on for some time, in terms of coordinating our policies on these tricky issues. Thank you very much for your interest and thank you very much for your time.

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