U.S. envoy for DPRK to visit Japan, ROK after projectile launches

U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Stephen Biegun will visit Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) next week, said the U.S. State Department on Friday.

Biegun will travel to Japan from August 19 to 20 and Seoul from August 20 to 22 to meet with officials there to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, said the department in a statement.

The U.S. envoy’s trip came amid tensions on the peninsula following Pyongyang’s short-range projectile launch earlier on Friday, the sixth of its kind in the past three weeks and seen as a protest against the ongoing U.S.-ROK military drills.

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Author: Joseph Oladokun

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