North Korean foreign minister to visit India [ Current Affairs ]

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North Korean foreign minister Ri Su-yong arrived in India on a rare visit where Delhi hosted the meet and Ri became the first North Korean foreign minister to visit India in at least 25 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and North Korea’s top diplomat Ri Su-yong met with his counterpart. Mr. Yong is here on a three day visit beginning Sunday on the invitation of Ms. Swaraj.

Image of foreign minister Ri Su-yong & Sushma Swaraj

Image of foreign minister Ri Su-yong & Sushma Swaraj

Ms. Swaraj greets North Korean Foreign Minister - On a Rare Visit to India

  • According to reports, the two discussed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and regional security issues, including the stability of the Korean peninsula.
  • In addition to Swaraj, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong met with Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari. Ri’s trip to India comes ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Seoul, South Korea in May.
  • DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) has also been battered by natural calamities resulting in severe food shortages.

- Published on: April 16, 2015