Swiss ready to facilitate talks

Reuters ZURICH (Reuters) — Neutral Switzerland is ready to facilitate talks between North Korea and the United States, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

“Switzerland is in contact with all the parties involved,” the ministry said in a statement. “The good offices Switzerland can provide are well known. It is up to the parties involved to decide if, when and where the talks will be held.”

Then-President Doris Leuthard offered in September to mediate in the U.S.-North Korea dispute, noting that Switzerland had a long history of neutral and discreet diplomacy.Speech

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