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N. Korean leader meets Laos president: KCNA

Sept. 23, 2011 - 20:20 By
SEOUL -- Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone wrapped up a three-day official visit to North Korea Friday after a meeting with leader Kim Jong-il, the North's media reported.

The North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the two leaders met in the North's capital Pyongyang but gave no other details.

The Laotian president arrived in Pyongyang Wednesday on what the North earlier called an "official goodwill visit."

In a separate report, the KCNA said Sayasone was seen off at the airport by a number of North Korean officials, including the country's titular head of state Kim Yong-nam.

Pyongyang and Vientiane established diplomatic ties in 1974.

Laos also established formal diplomatic relations with South Korea in 1974, but severed them a year later. Both restored ties in 1995.

(Yonhap News)