US envoy Bosworth to North Korea on Dec. 8, says Obama

SEOUL Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:49pm EST

SEOUL Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth will visit North Korea on Dec. 8 to discuss how to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons programme, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Bosworth's mission will be aimed at reviving comatose six-way talks on ending the North's nuclear ambitions in return for massive aid to repair its failed economy and better global standing for the largely ostracised state.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jeremy Laurence and Ron Popeski)

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