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India conveys concerns over Korean Peninsula to North Korea

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 13: India has conveyed to North Korea the significance of peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula for India’s Act East policy during talks here on Monday between visiting North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong and Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The April 12-14 visit by Ri is the first ever by a North Korean foreign minister. He is visiting India at the invitation of Sushma Swaraj. According to an exterl affairs ministry statement, the “foreign minister-level talks were held in a frank and friendly atmosphere where issues of mutual interest including India’s security concerns came up for discussion. The exterl affairs minister conveyed to her Korean counterpart the significance of peace and stability in the Korean peninsula for India’s Act East policy”. “Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong expressed his country’s appreciation for the humanitarian assistance provided by India to DPRK (Democratic Peoples republic of Korea) and in this regard sought additiol assistance. EAM agreed to positively consider DPRK’s request.” (IANS)

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