Senior North Korean Official Visiting China

AFP reports:

North Korea’s vice foreign minister has arrived in China for a visit amid international efforts to persuade Pyongyang to rejoin six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, officials here said Tuesday.

Kim Yong-Il was scheduled to meet Chinese foreign ministry officials as part of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters.

“The two sides will exchange views on bilateral relations as well as other major issues of common interest,” she said, without giving any further details.

The North quit the six-nation forum in protest at the UN Security Council’s decision to censure its April 5 long-range rocket launch.

September 1, 2009 11:29 AM
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