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Foreign minister seeks end to Korean tensions

Foreign minister seeks end to Korean tensions

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong left Cambodia yesterday for a three-day visit to North Korea, where he will discuss regional security issues on the Korean Peninsula.

“The visit is to boost bilateral co-operation between Cambodia and North Korea, [within] the framework of ASEAN and North Korea,” the foreign minister said prior to his departure.

During his three-day stay in Pyongyang, Hor Namhong will hold bilateral talks with Pak Ui-chun, his North Korean counterpart.

He will also meet Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly, according to a statement.

In its role as ASEAN chair, Cambodia is expected to invite both North and South Korea to the ASEAN Regional Forum in July.

Hor Namhong will also lobby South Korea, North Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia to resume six-party talks.

To contact the reporter on this story: Cheang Sokha at [email protected]


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