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UN chief meets North Korea’s ceremonial president
11 : 33 AM - 10/02/2018
Seoul, Feb. 10 (BNA): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met briefly with North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, a UN spokesman has said.

Guterres had a brief exchange with President Kim in which he called on all parties to use dialogue to achieve a peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters.

South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, received at the Blue House here a North Korean delegation, including the ceremonial president, and the younger sister of the country’s leader, Kim Yo Jong,
The North Korean delegation’s visit to the South Korean Presidential Palace was the first of its kind since 2009 when a high-level delegation visited South Korea to attend the funeral of former President Kim Dae-jung, who held the first inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong IL in 2000.


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