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South Korea, U.S. reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of North Korea problem

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun talks with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon before a trilateral meeting in Seoul, South Korea, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) - The nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held bilateral talks on Friday and addressed measures to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully and diplomatically, the South’s foreign ministry said.

South Korea’s Lee Do-hoon and his U.S. counterpart, Joseph Yun, held “deep discussions” aimed at finding a way to bring North Korea to “meaningful talks”, the foreign ministry said in a statement without providing further details.

The two agreed to hold more talks on the issue, the ministry said.

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