North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (C) leaves the Swedish goverment building Rosenbad in central Stockholm on March 16, 2018.
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North Korea's foreign minister held talks in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven Friday amid reports Sweden could play a role in setting up a proposed summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.Ri held talks late Thursday and early Friday with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom, discussions which according to Swedish officials were to focus on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and a possible Trump-Kim summit.Some Swedish and foreign media have said Ri will stay in the Scandinavian country until Sunday for other talks, though Swedish officials would not confirm those reports.The embassy also represents U.S., Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests in North Korea, with Sweden playing a key role in liaising diplomatic talks.Lofven Thursday said Sweden was "ready to" play a role if asked.
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