WASHINGTON (AP) — Envoys of the U.S., Japan and South Korea will meet in Washington next week to discuss North Korea's nuclear program.
U.S. envoy on North Korea, Glyn Davies, will host his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Monday at the State Department.
It follows a meeting last week between President Barack Obama and the leaders of the two East Asian nations on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands.
That was an effort to repair frayed relations between the two U.S. allies. Washington also wants to sustain its diplomatic effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
Japan and South Korea are among five nations that took part in aid-for-disarmament negotiations with the North that stalled years ago.