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North Korea's new foreign minister is in Myanmar ahead of Sunday's ASEAN Regional Forum, Asia's biggest annual security gathering.
Ri Su-yong , who became Pyongyang's top diplomat in April, will be joined by his counterparts from nearly 30 countries including South Korea, China, Japan and the United States.
North Korea's nuclear and missile programs along with maritime tensions in the South China Sea are expected to come under the spotlight during the one-day meeting.
Diplomats say Ri may have informal or formal talks with the foreign ministers of China and Japan, but he's not expected to speak to his South Korean or U.S. counterparts.
North Korea has raised tensions in recent months, launching scores of ballistic missiles and rockets, much to the consternation of the UN Security Council.
South Korea is seeking to drum up support at the ASEAN forum to pressure North Korea into stopping its provocations.
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