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PM Hun Sen ‘urges’ North Korea to resume talks

Jan Yun Gon (left), the newly-appointed North Korean ambassador, talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen last week at the Peace Palace. Facebook
Jan Yun Gon (left), the newly-appointed North Korean ambassador, talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen last week at the Peace Palace. Facebook

PM Hun Sen ‘urges’ North Korea to resume talks

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged North Korea’s new ambassador to resume talks about the hermit state’s nuclear program, Kao Kim Hourn, an official attached to the prime minister, told reporters at the Peace Palace on Friday.

Jan Yun Gon, the newly appointed North Korean ambassador, met with Prime Minister Hun Sen to discuss the nations’ close ties.

“The prime minister has called on the DPRK to comply with all relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and urged the resumption of the six-party talks in order to maintain peace on the Korean peninsula,” said Hourn. “The premier stressed that what Cambodia wanted to see is peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.”

The six-party talks between South Korea, North Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the US began in 2003 to deal with the DPRK’s nuclear program but were halted in 2009 when North Korea announced it would no longer take part, due to international criticisms.

In June, Hun Sen met with a South Korean delegation and ‘‘assured South Korea that Cambodia condemns North Korea’s nuclear testing’’.

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