U.S. religious leader paid visit to Pyongyang

18:24, October 15, 2009      

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Rev. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse of the United States, wrapped up his visit to Pyongyang on Thursday, the official KCNA news said.

Franklin Graham began his visit on Tuesday. During his trip, he held separate meetings with Kim Yong Dae, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun.

At the meetings, Graham said he would make all efforts to develop the relations between the U.S. and the DPRK, the KCNA said.

On its web site, Samaritan's Purse said Franklin Graham donated190,000 U.S. dollars worth of equipment to outfit a dental school that can train up to 70 dentists per year.

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