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Friday, June 08, 2018, 10:30
DPRK, S'pore foreign ministers discuss preparations for summit
By Xinhua
Friday, June 08, 2018, 10:30 By Xinhua

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, fourth from right, and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, third from left, meet at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, DPRK, June 7, 2018. (JON CHOL JIM / AP)

PYONGYANG - The foreign ministers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Singapore on Thursday discussed the preparations for the upcoming DPRK-US summit, said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Friday.

This is the first time for the DPRK's official media to report on the upcoming meeting between top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, which is scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

"At the talks DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged in-depth views on further developing the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries with a long history and tradition in various fields and on the situation ahead of the DPRK-US summit," said KCNA.

Balakrishnan arrived in Pyonghang on Thursday and he is expected to meet with Kim on Friday.  

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