Seoul's chief nuclear negotiator Noh Kyu-duk left for Tokyo this morning on a three-day trip for talks on the North Korea nuclear issue.
On his way to Tokyo, Noh told reporters that he expects a "productive meeting" on the Korean Peninsula peace process, and that his frequent meetings with his U.S. counterpart Sung Kim show the two governments' strong determination to achieve the Peninsula's complete denuclearization.
He added that South Korea and the U.S. have made significant progress in discussing humanitarian cooperation projects for the North as they work to resume talks with the regime.
On Tuesday, he'll be meeting with his American counterpart Sung Kim and his Japanese counterpart Takehiro Funakoshi.
Aside from their three-way meeting, they will also hold bilateral talks.