Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS) The US seeks to resume the long-stalled six-party talks for de-nuclearization on the Korean peninsula, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said here on Sunday.
Carter arrived in Seoul on a two-day visit to the country. He will hold the annual defence ministers’ meeting with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.
During his trip to the Joint Security Area (JSA) at the truce village of Panmunjom, Carter stressed the need to resume the six-way dialogue, including the two Koreas, China, the US, Japan and Russia, to resolve the nuclear issues of Pyongyang.
The aid-for-disarmament dialogue has been stalled since late 2008.
His comments were in line with the agreement reached during the trilateral leadership meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
After the trilateral summit that was held in Seoul on Sunday for the first time in three and a half years, the three leaders agreed to make efforts to rapidly resume the six-party talks for the denuclearised peninsula.