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N Korea sends leader’s special envoy to China

MENDING FENCES:North Korea is seeking to shore up its battered relations with China, while Japan is mulling direct talks with the North ahead of talks with the US and S Korea

AP and AFP, PYONGYANG and SEOUL

The three top officials will meet on the sidelines of the annual Asia Security Summit to be held in Singapore between Friday next week and June 2, a South Korean Ministry of Defense spokesman said yesterday.

It will be their first three-way ministerial-level meeting since 2009, with defense dialogue between Seoul and Tokyo having been marred in recent years by a long-running territorial dispute and other issues.

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