U.S. Officials to Meet Next Week With North Korean Officials About Normalizing Relations

U.S. and North Korean officials will meet in New York on March 5-6 to discuss initial toward normalizing relations, the State Department said Wednesday.

Spokesman Sean McCormack said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill will meet with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan.

Talks on establishing normal relations after decades of hostility were called for in the six-party nuclear disarmament agreement signed in China on Feb. 13.

McCormack said Hill and Kim will spent a lot of time working on the agenda for the normalization process.

"It's not a meeting that will produce immediate results," McCormack said.