Korean diplomat meets United Nations official

Korean diplomat meets United Nations official

December 6, 2017 (EIRNS)-While the USA provocative air force exercises continue, UN Undersecretary General Jeffrey Feltman is in Pyongyang for four days of talks on "issues of mutual concern" with top North Korean officials, including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, diplomats, and UN staff in the country.

According to North Korea's state-run media, Feltman discussed United Nations assistance and operations in North Korea along with "other matters of mutual concern" during a meeting with the vice foreign minister Wednesday. Feltman began a four-day visit to the North on December 5.

On Wednesday, he met with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-guk and Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora.

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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.

Feltman, an American citizen and former State Department official, arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday. "He's not traveling on behalf of the USA government and he's not traveling -I want to make this clear - with any kind of message from the US government".

Although Feltman does not represent the United States, hopes are high that visits by him or other diplomats, a senior Chinese official visited last month, might help relieve tensions that have been growing amid threats and taunts between Pyongyang and Washington.

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