STORY: CARTER VISITS PYONGYANG
DATELINE: April 26, 2011
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has arrived in Pyongyang for a three-day visit aimed at easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
He is accompanied by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland and former Irish President Mary Robinson.
A day before his visit, Carter said the trip will concentrate on easing tensions between the DPRK and South Korea, reviving the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programs and addressing its food aid needs.
He said they wish to meet with top leader Kim Jong Il and his son, but whether such meetings will take place has not been announced.
Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He made a historic trip to the Pyongyang for the first time in 1994 to help defuse a crisis over the country's nuclear program.
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