UN political chief to visit North Korea in landmark trip as tensions rise

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Jeffrey Feltman will meet foreign minister and other diplomats in highest-level UN visit to country in more than six years

The United Nations’ political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week, making the highest-level visit by a UN official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over Pyongyang’s nuclear and weapons programs.

Jeffrey Feltman, a former senior US state department official, will visit from Tuesday to Friday and meet with officials to discuss “issues of mutual interest and concern”, the United Nations said.

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