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Seoul, Washington FMs to hold talks in Germany this week

South Korea's foreign minister plans to hold talks with his U.S. counterpart in Germany this weekend to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons program and other bilateral issues, Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, which kicks off Friday for three days, the ministry said.

Yun will fly to Germany on Thursday for a four-day stay, which includes a planned meeting with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Berlin and a set of bilateral talks in Munich.

The two top diplomats are widely expected to reaffirm close coordination on North Korea's nuclear issue amid the long-stalled six-party talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

Seoul and Washington have been making a flurry of diplomatic efforts to show their strong alliance and close working relationship on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Wendy Sherman, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, visited Seoul last week for talks, where she stressed there is "no daylight" between Seoul and Washington in dealing with North Korea. (Yonhap)

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