DPR of Korea: UN envoy to report on talks with senior government officials

20 January 2003

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special adviser, Maurice Strong, has returned to Beijing after four days of talks with senior officials in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

According to a UN spokesman, Mr. Strong met with Paek Nam Fun, President of the Supreme People's Assembly, Foreign Minister Kim Yong Nam and other officials. "Mr. Strong was asked by the Secretary-General to visit the country to assess the humanitarian situation there, and the discussions also touched on the current issues affecting the Korean peninsula," Fred Eckhard told a press briefing.

Mr. Strong is scheduled to report on his trip to the Secretary-General on Wednesday in New York.


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