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Young Chinese envoys visit

A group of young Chinese Communist Party leaders will visit Korea Monday to help boost mutual ties, Seoul’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said yesterday.

The 10-member delegation led by the councilor of the International Liaison Department at the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party will stay here for five days at the invitation of the ministry. The delegation will hold meetings with Korean diplomats and officials of political parties and to visit the Demilitarized Zone, a four-kilometer (2.5-mile) wide swath of land serving as a buffer between the two Koreas since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. They will also tour historic sites in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, some 371 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of Seoul, which was the ancient Korean capital of Silla.

Foreign ministries of the countries agreed to exchange young officials to build friendships and share experiences starting this year.

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