February 21, 2024

N.Korea, Lao security ministries sign security agreement

Agreement's details not revealed, but observers concerned about defectors' repatriation

The North Korean and Lao security agencies recently signed an agreement, DPRK state media announced on Saturday, which may possibly relate to the repatriation of North Korean defectors in Laos.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that a delegation of the Ministry of People's Security, had talks with a delegation of the Lao Ministry of Public Security. They talked about "mutual concern and boosting the cooperation of the two security organs" when signing the agreement, but its specific terms are not known yet.