Weeks ahead of Trump-Kim meet, V K Singh visits N Korea

Weeks ahead of  Trump-Kim meet, V K Singh visits N Korea
New Delhi: In a first high-level visit to North Korea from India in two decades, Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh was in Pyongyang on Wednesday where he held talks with several leaders including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on crucial issues and raised New Delhi's concerns over nuclear proliferation.
The two-day visit came less than a month before the proposed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is seen as an effort to reach out to Pyongyang.
In the meetings, the Ministry of External Affairs said, the North Korean side provided an "overview" of some of the recent developments in the Korean Peninsula while Singh conveyed India's concerns over proliferation linkages of North Korea with India's neighbourhood, seen as an apparent reference to Pakistan.
The North Korean leaders emphasised that as a friendly country, Pyongyang will never allow any action that would create concerns for India's security said the MEA.


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