NORTH KOREA: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

11th September 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of taking up promoting the Six Party Talks with North Korea which were broken off in 2009.

Mark Field, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office: We are working closely with our international partners to increase the pressure on North Korea to desisit from its destabilising actions and open the way towards a peaceful resolution to regional tension. North Korea needs to take credible, concrete steps towards its obligations to denuclearise for dialogue to occur. The UK stands ready to support negotiations in those circumstances, whether in the Six Party Talks or another agreed format.

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