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N. Korean prime minister visits South Korea for first time in 15 years

All Headlines 11:06 November 14, 2007

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's prime minister arrived here Wednesday to hold talks with his South Korean counterpart on implementing agreements reached at the second-ever inter-Korean summit last month.

In last month's summit in Pyongyang, President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il
called for denuclearization of North Korea, the establishment of a permanent peace regime on the peninsula and a range of economic cooperation and rapprochement measures.

Kim Yong-il is the first North Korean premier to visit here in 15 years. The prime ministers of the Koreas held eight rounds of talks until 1992. Inter-Korean minister-level talks resumed in 2000 following the first-ever summit between the leaders of the Koreas earlier that year.

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