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S Korea plans emergency meeting to discuss N-test

South Korean PM plans an emergency meeting of government officials to discuss North's N-test.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 10:33 IST

South Korean Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook plans an emergency meeting of senior government officials later on Monday to discuss the economic impact of North Korea's nuclear test, the finance ministry said.

An official at the ministry's public relations department said Finance Minister Kwon O-kyu, Bank of Korea Governor Lee Seong-taek and other economy-related ministers would attend the meeting, due to start at 3 pm.

North Korea said earlier on Monday it had carried out an underground nuclear test.

First Published: Oct 09, 2006 10:09 IST