Media: Thailand ready to become a mediator between the US and North Korea

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobanka of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN. Archival photoMedia: Thailand ready to become a mediator between the US and North Korea© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Thailand offered US mediation in reaching agreement on direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang, reported the online version of Nation newspaper.

It is noted that such a proposal to the Thai side expressed Thursday night at a meeting in Bangkok with a visit by U.S. special representative for North Korea Joseph young and the General Secretary of security Council of Thailand General Wanlop Angsana.

The United States should keep open a channel for dialogue with North Korea, and Thailand was ready to help to sit at the negotiating table of representatives of the DPRK, said at the meeting, the General Rangsan, quoted by the newspaper.

The US special envoy on North Korea met on the same day with the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Thailand Versacom Foutraque. At the meeting, Joseph young stressed the US desire to defuse tensions over North Korea through peaceful dialogue. Deputy foreign Minister of Thailand said in response on his country’s commitment to continued implementation of strict obligations under the resolutions of the UN security Council in connection with North Korea.

«Thailand along with other countries, the international community is making efforts for the return of the DPRK to the negotiating table to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula», — reads the statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Thailand, published after the meeting.