Only after the DPRK implements its commitment to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs in a verifiable manner, may we discuss the issue of a light-water reactor.

There was no word of apology.

In an expeditious and steady manner.

We should re-examine our strategy...By looking back at what was good and what was wrong.

The Japanese side has continuously said that North Korea's demand is unacceptable.

We will consider seriously what contribution we can make to the ASEAN Development Fund.

I suppose such statements would not be accepted, ... seems to indicate that the second stage of negotiations has already begun.

Since I plan to meet EU officials during my stay in New York, I will bring this issue up there.

There have been reports that extraction has already begun, so these talks hold great importance.