Special envoy for Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy will visit North Korea from Nov. 17, China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Special representative Song Tao, the head of the ruling Communist Party’s external affairs department, will make the visit, Xinhua said.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Michael Perry

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