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Japan, North Korea govt officials to hold talks in China

Published on Feb 27, 2014 5:55 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Government officials from Japan and North Korea will hold talks in China next Monday, the first such meeting since November 2012, the Japanese foreign ministry and Red Cross Society said on Thursday.

The talks will be held on the sidelines of meetings by Red Cross officials from the two countries, a Japanese Red Cross spokesman said.

"The talks will be held in Shenyang on March 3," he said.

Japan's foreign ministry will send Mr Keiichi Ono, the head of its North-east Asia division, to the meetings, a ministry official said.

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