From the official Rodong Sinmun:
A delegation of politicians from various political parties of Europe led by Chief Executive Officer of Inter Mediate Jonathan Powell on Nov. 22 visited the Pyongyang Children's Foodstuff Factory.
The guests went round various parts of the factory turned into a comprehensive foodstuff producer for children.
The delegation also toured the Ryuwon Footwear Factory.
Indeed they did:
It must be difficult to make a new life after you've been near the centre of power - Tony Blair's chief of staff from 1997 to 2007 - for so long.
Inter Mediate's mission is to advance conflict resolution and reconciliation through dialogue and mediation with the aim of achieving lasting settlement to violent and complex conflicts.
By doing so, we aim not simply to end the suffering directly caused by conflict, but also to address the problems of poverty, disease and economic stagnation that are the inevitable by-products of violence and political unrest.
So how's the lasting settlement with North Korea going, Jonathan?
What I wrote last year applies even more now:
Unfortunately, he's deluding himself. He shouldn't be there. Not ever, but especially not now, not with the recent tough UN sanctions after the last nuclear test, followed by the petulant firing of missiles - not to mention the Corpulent Leader's demand that his forces should be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time. He shouldn't be there, and he shouldn't allow himself to be seen, as part of the regime's propaganda, to be glorifying the achievements of the worst human rights abusers in the world.
As the Inter Mediate website shows, and as Powell's recent history would suggest, this is a man with an exaggerated sense of his own importance. His last book argued, controversially - absurdly - that we should always negotiate with terrorists: even ISIS, even Boko Haram. Though I don't believe he was personally offering to head the delegation to Raqqa.
This time, I would suggest, he's out of his depth. As with his former boss, it's been downhill since those heady Downing Street years.