SEOUL -- The Republic of Korea's top
nuclear envoy will visit Russia and Belgium, in which the European Union (EU)
is headquartered, next week to discuss the Korean Peninsula situations with his
counterparts, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.
The ministry said in a statement Thursday that Lee Do-hoon,
special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, will
visit St. Petersburg, Russia on March 19 to hold talks with Russian Deputy
Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
During the meeting, they will exchange opinions about the
peninsula situations after the second summit between top leader of the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President
Donald Trump, and discuss ways to cooperate for the complete denuclearization
of and lasting peace on the peninsula.
The second Kim-Trump summit ended without agreement in the
Vietnamese capital of Hanoi in late February.
Lee will later head to Brussels, Belgium for his two-day visit
from March 20 to the EU headquarters, where he will attend a session of the
EU's Political and Security Committee and meet with Helga Schmid, secretary
general of the European External Action Service.
During the visit, the ROK's diplomat will make a discussion
with his EU counterpart on cooperative ways for the peninsula's complete
denuclearization while sharing assessments on the peninsula situations, the
Seoul ministry said.
Lee held talks in Washington last week with Stephen Biegun, the
US special envoy for the DPRK.