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Biden's North Korea envoy to visit Seoul for talks including Japan

Sung Kim not expected to meet with officials from Pyongyang during 5-day trip

U.S. President Joe Biden introducing State Department official Sung Kim, right, as a special envoy for North Korea during a joint news conference with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on May 21.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The new U.S. envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, is expected to arrive in Seoul on Saturday ahead of a three-way meeting that includes Japan, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

Noh Kyu-duk, the South Korean Foreign Ministry's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, will participate in the talks. Tokyo will send Takehiro Funakoshi, the director-general of the Japanese foreign ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau.

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