PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's next leader is getting a chance to try out his diplomatic skills.
A private delegation from South Korea, visiting the North to pay their respects to the late Kim Jong Il, met today with his son and designated successor, Kim Jong Un.
The delegation was led by a former South Korean first lady and a prominent business leader.
One analyst says their meeting today could be aimed at pushing South Korea to continue toward cooperative projects that were agreed upon earlier, giving North Korea some much-needed assistance.
In recent days, state media have continued to add new titles to the incoming leader. Today, he was described as the head of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party. That's a post that appears to make him the top official in the ruling party.
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