April 28, 2011 10:16
A delegation of world leaders including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with North Korea's second in command Kim Yong-nam on their second day in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency said that Carter and his associates sat down with Kim, the president of the Supreme People’s Assembly, at his office, but gave no further details.
The so-called "Elders" -- Carter, former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Harlem Brundtland and former Irish President Mary Robinson -- had expressed hope to meet with leader Kim Jong-il and his son and heir Jong-un to discuss the North's severe food shortage and to help revive the six-party nuclear disarmament talks, but they had not met as of Wednesday evening.
Seoul and Washington have described the Elders' trip as a private affair.
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