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North Korea foreign minister says South Korea approach lacks sincerity: Yonhap
August 7, 2017 / 1:39 AM / 3 months ago

North Korea foreign minister says South Korea approach lacks sincerity: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho told his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in a meeting on Sunday that Seoul’s proposal to improve ties with the North “lacks sincerity”, the South’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday.

FILE PHOTO - North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho speaks during the 17th Non-Aligned Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

The two were speaking on the sidelines of a days-long event by foreign ministers in Southeast Asia that has been taking place since the weekend, Yonhap said.

South Korea’s foreign ministry was not immediately able to confirm the report.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin

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