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SEOUL (AFP) — Former US President Jimmy Carter intends to visit North Korea in an apparent bid to help ease acute cross-border tensions, South Korea’s foreign ministry said Thursday.

Seoul is “paying attention to Carter’s plan to visit North Korea,” foreign ministry spokesman Cho Byung-Jae told reporters, calling it “a personal trip.”

“All the communications currently under way for the visit are purely private talks . . . and the US government also said his trip would be a personal visit,” he said.

Carter has been in talks with the North’s UN mission in New York to arrange his trip to Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency said.

“He will likely visit the North about a month later,” a diplomatic source was quoted as saying.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, ex-Irish president Mary Robinson and former Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland may go together with Carter, Yonhap said.

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