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EAST ASIA

SoulhConcerns Orcr US-North Korean Talksf

President Kim Dae-jung supports Secretary Albright's visitossible /'residential trip to North Koreaindication of his engagement policy despite domestic criticism and concern within his government that P'yongyang's focus on Washington comes at Seoul's expense. The North postponed economic, military, and humanitarian talks set for this month with the South.

Kim's winning the Nobel Peace Prize and hosting the Asia-Europe Meeting summit, together wilh increased European talks with the North and Secretary Albright's visit to Pyongyang, temporarily have muted domestic criticism of Kim's handling of engagement

Public pressure on Kjpi will mount if the North does not deliver on otedees to Ilie Southf

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