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Chinese premier arrives in North Korea on official visit

RIA Novosti

07:48 04/10/2009 MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in North Korea on a three-day official visit on Sunday, Xinhua said.

The report says Wen was greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il upon his arrival at the airport of Pyongyang.

China is one of the countries — along with Russia, Japan, South Korea and the United States — trying to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program through six-party talks.

North Korea quit the talks and announced the restart of its nuclear program after the UN Security Council condemned its April 5 long-range missile launch. The Security Council imposed tougher sanctions on the North after it conducted its second nuclear test in May.

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