COPENHAGEN: Envoys from the USA and North Korea took half in an unannounced high-level assembly in Stockholm on Friday, an official mentioned.

Swedish International Ministry spokeswoman Diana Kudhaib mentioned the talks included North Korea’s Deputy International Minister Choe Son Hui however declined to offer additional particulars. Sweden‘s TT information company mentioned US particular envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun and Swedish International Minister Margot Wallstrom additionally have been attending.

“These are simply talks in a minor format the place worldwide specialists participate,” Kudhaib mentioned.

Sweden has had diplomatic relations with Pyongyang since 1973 and is considered one of just a few Western international locations with an embassy there. It gives consular companies for the USA.

In March, Wallstrom held talks along with her North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, in Stockholm, resulting in the first-ever assembly between US President Donald Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, in June in Singapore.

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