A special envoy of Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, North Korea’s state news agency said.
Khaltmaa Battulga, a member of Mongolia’s parliament, and his entourage arrived in the North, the official Korean Central News Agency said, without giving further details.
The trip came on the same day North Korea fired about 100 artillery shells into the sea off the country’s east coast from near the heavily fortified border, in its latest show of force against South Korea.
In October, Elbegdorj visited North Korea but did not meet with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un.
Elbegdorj was the first foreign head of state to visit Pyongyang since 2011 when Kim took over the country following the sudden death of his father and long-time leader Kim Jong-il.