Catalytic Diplomacy

Note to Seeking Dialogue



Later, I asked Han if Catalytic Diplomacy could host a high-level delegation from North Korea that would be able, as he was not, to engage in dialogue. I sent a letter of invitation to “Chairman” Kim Jong-Il. This was agreed in principle, and I was advised that the North Koreans wanted assurances that the U.S. side would agree. I made some efforts to satisfy this, e.g., by writing Senator Richard Lugar, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee at the time, to ask for help. But this never came about.



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