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Russia foreign minister arrives for talks in North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AP)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in North Korea for talks with senior officials.

    Lavrov's arrival in Pyongyang on Thursday comes ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is seen as an attempt by Moscow to be heard in the North's diplomatic overtures with Washington, Seoul and Beijing.

    Ahead of the arrival, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov would hold talks with North Korea's foreign policy chief to discuss bilateral issues as well as the overall situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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