North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is seen before a talk in fellow socialist state Vietnam earlier this week. Photo: Reuters
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is seen before a talk in fellow socialist state Vietnam earlier this week. Photo: Reuters

North Korea's foreign minister, once Kim Jong-un's guardian, makes Asia diplomacy debut

But no hoped-for talks with Japan or the United States likely on minister Ri Yu-song's visit

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is seen before a talk in fellow socialist state Vietnam earlier this week. Photo: Reuters
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is seen before a talk in fellow socialist state Vietnam earlier this week. Photo: Reuters
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