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North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he has had with his (a) Chinese and (b) Russian counterparts to discuss the nuclear threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the last two years.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

China and Russia have both been key players in the Six Party Talks on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) denuclearisation, and the UK has maintained close dialogue with both Governments at ministerial, ambassadorial and working levels. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed DPRK with Russian colleagues at the last meeting of G8 Foreign Ministers, and with Chinese colleagues at the UK-China Summit in February 2009.

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