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United Nations political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

United Nations political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

North Korea's vice foreign minister met visiting United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman on Wednesday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, the North's state media said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

North Korean officials rarely brief the media on the content of discussions with foreign dignitaries.

According to Associated Press on Thursday, the UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman held talks with Ri at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres had, on several occasions, expressed his willingness to broker talks between North Korea and the worldwide community.

Though Feltman previously worked for the State Department, he is not representing the USA government.

The visit by Feltman, an American citizen and former State Department official, comes just after Pyongyang's launch of its most advanced missile to date. "He's not traveling on behalf of the US government and he's not traveling -I want to make this clear - with any kind of message from the USA government".


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