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N Korea at crossroads

North Korean, Mongolian foreign ministers agree to boost ties

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told China that Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearization has not changed.   © Reuters

ULAN BATOR (Kyodo) -- The Mongolian Foreign Ministry announced Sunday that Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar and his visiting North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho exchanged views on the further development of bilateral ties in talks held the previous day in the capital.    

Ri was quoted as saying that Pyongyang is striving for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and that "trust in the region is indispensable."     Tsogtbaatar lauded the concrete progress made toward peace and stability of the region through the efforts of the countries involved and stressed the importance of resolving problems through talks. He also urged North Korea to take further steps toward denuclearization.    

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