September 27, 2023

Japan, North Korea begin new round of talks in Sweden

DPRK and Japan hold three days of talks with the hope of normalizing diplomatic relations

Japan and North Korea on Monday began a new round of official talks to normalize diplomatic relations in Stockholm, Sweden.

The three-day talks followed the previous round held in late March in Beijing. As with the Beijing session, the Japanese delegation is led by Junichi Ihara, director general of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, and Song Il Ho, Pyongyang's ambassador for normalizing relations with Japan.