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US special envoy to tour China, ROK, Japan for consultations

August 14, 2013, 5:56 UTC+3

Mr.King intends to meet with senior officials of the receiving countries

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WASHINGTON, August 14 (Itar-Tass) - Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, will travel to China, the Republic of Korea, and Japan next week for "regular consultations", the press service of the US Department of State announced Tuesday.

According to the press service, Mr.King intends to meet with senior officials of the receiving countries, members of their civil societies, and officials of the Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) to discuss "a range of human rights and humanitarian issues". The press service did not give a more detailed information on the agenda of the American emissary's forthcoming meetings.

It is planned that when in Beijing (Aug 19-21), Mr. King will hold talks not only with officials of the People's Republic of China but also with the leadership of UNHCR Office and WFP.

The American diplomat will stay in Seoul from August 22 to 27. Meetings with North Koreans resettled in the ROK will be organized for him during the period.

Mr. King's tour will end with a one-day stay (Aug 28) in Tokyo. He is scheduled to meet with Japan's Foreign Ministry officials.


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