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South Korean Official Willing to Hold Talks in Pyongyang


South Korea's foreign minister says he is willing to travel to Pyongyang if it will help bring North Korea back to international nuclear disarmament talks.

Ban Ki-moon did not say if North Korea had extended an invitation. But he said he is willing to make the trip if his efforts will help.

Six country talks on North Korea's nuclear program have been stalled since last November. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea were trying to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear program entirely.

Work toward resuming negotiations intensified last month when North Korea test-fired several missiles.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters

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