Progress made in N.Korea talks: U.S. negotiator

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 12:17 PM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.S. negotiator on North Korea said on Monday that two-day talks between the two sides in Geneva were "moving in a positive direction" after narrowing some differences but issues remained.

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, said that the U.S. goal was to find a "solid foundation" on which to relaunch bilateral and multilateral talks with Pyongyang, largely stalled since six-party talks on nuclear disarmament collapsed more than two years ago.

"We will continue to try to narrow differences," Bosworth told reporters in Geneva after hosting a dinner for the North Korean delegation led by First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Michael Roddy)