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N. Korea, Cuba leaders meet for 2nd day to discuss nuclear issue

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez exchanged views on the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and various international issues, Pyongyang’s state-run media said Tuesday.

[KCNA/Kyodo]

The two leaders met for the second straight day on Monday in Pyongyang. Kim and Diaz-Canel «discussed in depth the ways to vitalize cooperation and exchange in various fields,» the Korean Central News Agency reported.

Kim appears to have explained to Diaz-Canel that his country has been trying to proceed with denuclearization negotiations with the United States, with a close aide to the North Korean leader set to talk with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York on Thursday.

Following their meeting, Kim and Diaz-Canel together had dinner and watched a «mass game» show — a massive, coordinated gymnastic and artistic performance.

After ending his trip to North Korea on Tuesday, Diaz-Canel is expected to visit Shanghai to attend the first China International Import Expo, slated to wrap up on Saturday.

The Cuban leader may have talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss issues related to North Korea, a source close to the matter said.

[KCNA/Kyodo]

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