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An adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks Wednesday in Pyongyang with a senior official of North Korea’s ruling party, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported.

Details of the meeting between Isao Iijima and Kim Yong Il, a secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, were not immediately known. The meeting was announced with just a single-paragraph dispatch by the state-controlled agency.

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