North Korean Foreign Minister arrives in Moscow for talks

Other News Materials 14 October 2008 20:29 (UTC +04:00)

North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for bilateral talks over its nuclear programme, one day after the reclusive state allowed re-entry to observers of the international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, reported dpa.

Russia, one of the six powers in negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear programme, hailed the breakthrough for International Atomic Enrgy Agency inspectors Tuesday.

"A positive dynamic has emerged in the solution of the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula," the foreign ministry said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday.

Chun will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday.

The Vienna-based nuclear watchdog announced on Monday that North Korea had reversed its ban on IAEA inspections, after the United States struck the country from its terrorism blacklist on Saturday.