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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea deploys 'first lady diplomacy' during Moon's visit

Pyongyang eager to create the impression of an 'ordinary country'

Ri Sol Ju, left, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Jung-sook, wife of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, visit a children's hospital in Pyongyang on Sept. 18. (Pyongyang Press Corps)

SEOUL -- North Korea is using "first lady diplomacy" during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jung-sook, the first lady of South Korea, visited a children's hospital in Pyongyang with her North Korean counterpart Ri Sol Ju Tuesday, following her arrival in the North Korean capital with her husband earlier in the day.

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