SEOUL, South Korea's foreign ministry announced Saturday the country's deputy nuclear envoy will visit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) next week for consultations on North Korea.

A ministry official said Jeong Yeon-doo, head of the ministry's North Korean Nuclear Affairs Bureau, will travel to the IAEA, headquartered in Vienna, and also to the British foreign ministry in London from Monday to Thursday. During his trip, Jeong will discuss the current state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula and international coordination to ensure the complete denuclearization of North Korea.

Jeong's meetings with the international nuclear officials and diplomats could also deal with North Korea's offer to publicly dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site in front of security experts and journalists.

Jeong worked as a nonproliferation expert in the IAEA's Division of Information Management in 2011.

Source: Yonhap News Agency