Diplomacy: Chinese FM meets N.K.'s leader
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Seoul/Beijing - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a statement by Beijing's foreign ministry, as the two countries seek to mend their ties. The report noted the Chinese top diplomat's meeting with the North's leader during his stay in Pyongyang without disclosing details. Wang earlier met with North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the two countries' ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the North's state media said. His visit came as President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a historic summit last Friday, reaffirming the goal of "complete" denuclearization of the peninsula.


The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Ri and Wang on Wednesday had an "in-depth" discussion on the issues of developing North Korea-China "friendly and cooperative" relations following a summit in Beijing between the leaders of the two nations in late March.

"They also candidly exchanged their opinions on the matters of mutual concern, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula," the report said. It is the first visit to North Korea by a Chinese foreign minister in 11 years. (With Reuters/Yonhap/KCNA)