25 Apr 2019 09:44

Six-party talks on N. Korea more effective than bilateral contacts between Washington and Pyongyang - Chizhov

MOSCOW. April 25 (Interfax) - The resumption of the six-party talks on North Korea could be more effective from the point of view of international assistance to resolve the problems of the Korean Peninsula, Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Thursday.

"We shall see. I won't forestall the results of the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] leader's visit to Russia. Without question, this topic was discussed there as well," Chizhov told reporters in Moscow, when asked about prospects for resuming such a format.

"There are two approaches that came to the fore at different periods. The first approach is the six-party process. The second approach is an alternative option that it is possible to reach all agreements in the bilateral format with the Americans. [...] But it still seems to us that the six-party format could be more effective in terms of international assistance to resolve this problem," he said.