North Korean delegation lands in Sweden for talks with US: Source

A 2007 photo shows North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil heading home after a meeting in Panmunjom, north of Seoul. PHOTO: REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) - A North Korean delegation headed by the country's chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil has landed in Stockholm, Sweden for denuclearisation talks with the US, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday (Oct 3).

Earlier on Thursday, Kim, speaking to Yonhap news agency at Beijing airport, said he and other officials were heading to Sweden.

"We're going for the DPRK-US working-level negotiations," Kim told reporters in Beijing, according to Yonhap.

"There's been a new signal from the US side, so we're going with great expectations and optimism about the outcome."

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