BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met here with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Friday, less than a week after a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Ri-Wang talks were joined by Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, who serves as China's special representative for Korean peninsula affairs.
According to diplomatic sources in Beijing, Ri was briefed on the results of the Trump-Xi meeting in Argentina last weekend.
There's speculation that Ri may pay a courtesy call on Xi during his Beijing stay.
The minister arrived in the Chinese capital on Thursday and plans to return to Pyongyang on Saturday morning.
He traveled to Vietnam and Syria before the trip here.
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