For The First Time In History, Belarus Gets North Korea’s Ambassador

Belarus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with  Ju Jong Bong, the appointed Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea to Belarus, on 11 April.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas welcomed the first in the history of Belarus DPRK ambassador with the residence in Minsk.

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The ambassador presented to the Deputy Minister the copies of his Credentials. Dapkiunas, in his turn, wished Ju Jong Bong success on his position.

The sides discussed the current state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations and cooperation within the international organization.

Recall that in 2016 the Embassy of the DPRK opened in Belarus. However, at the time, the diplomatic mission in Belarus was not fully-functioning.

The Embassy in Belarus consisted of at least two people – Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Park Yong-Sik and Sales Representative Mr. Liu Hong Chol.

Back then the Belarusian authorities commented on the opening: “There’s nothing sensational about the establishment of the North Korea’s embassy here.

For example, embassies of over 30 states operate in Pyongyang, including diplomatic missions of China, Russia, Austria, France, Germany and Poland.

North Korean embassies are open in over fourty countries like the Czech Republic, Sweden, Mexico, South Africa.”

Source: mfa.go.by