China meet­ing

The New Zealand Herald - - World -

North Korea’s For­eign Min­is­ter was due to ar­rive in key ally China last night for talks that come amid stalled ef­forts to per­suade Py­ongyang to dis­man­tle its nu­clear weapons pro­grammes. Ri Yong Ho was sched­uled to meet to­day with his Chi­nese coun­ter­part Wang Yi, ac­cord­ing to China’s For­eign Min­istry. China is the North’s most im­por­tant eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal part­ner, but has signed on to United Na­tions eco­nomic sanc­tions aimed at pres­sur­ing leader Kim Jong Un to aban­don his drive to de­velop nu­clear weapons and the bal­lis­tic mis­siles to de­liver them.

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