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UN political chief heads to North Korea on rare visit

AP  |  United Nations 

The UN political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare visit at the invitation of the for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual concern."

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary- General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will arrive in Pyongyang tomorrow and stay until Friday.

He told reporters today that Feltman, who is currently in Beijing, will meet North Korea's foreign minister, a vice minister, diplomats and UN staff.

Dujarric refused to provide further details or say whether Feltman would discuss a possible visit to North Korea by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He noted that Guterres has repeatedly said "his good offices are always available if the parties want."

Dujarric said Feltman was invited informally in September and the visit was confirmed November 30.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 00:55 IST