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US eyes 'constructive' talks with NKorea

A US special envoy to North Korea has told South Korean officials that Washington is ready for constructive talks with Pyongyang.

A US special envoy to North Korea has said Washington is ready to hold constructive talks with Pyongyang to make "simultaneous, parallel" progress on an agreement reached by the two countries last year.

Stephen Biegun made the remarks to his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon during a meeting in Seoul on Friday, South Korea's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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