Secretary Albright Visit to North/South Korea, October 22-25, 2000
North Korea: Special Envoy Visit to Washington, October 9-12, 2000
"The US and North Korea (the Democratic Republic of Korea or DPRK) agreed to advance bilateral
relations through a visit to Washington October 9-12 by the senior special envoy [National Defense Commission First Vice Chairman and Director General of the Political
Bureau of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok]. Jo, as the highest-ranking North
Korean official ever to visit the U.S., will come to Washington as a personal envoy of North Korean Chairman Kim
Jong Il. Secretary Albright will host First Vice Chairman Jo, and he will meet with the President and Secretary of
Defense Cohen." --Excerpt from October 5 Department fact sheet.
"The Government of Indonesia has announced that it is taking steps to implement the plan it gave to the United Nations to confiscate weapons belonging to militias in West Timor. The United States agrees it is crucial that disarmament succeed in order to allow refugees in West Timor the opportunity to decide in peace where they wish to settle, and to bring peace to the citizens of West Timor." --Excerpt from September 29 Department Statement.
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