March 01, 2024
Opinion

Russia’s “ambassador-at-large” and Moscow’s North Korea multilateralism

Why did Oleg Burmistrov meet with Choe Son Hui last week?

On September 29, Choe Son Hui, the North Korean foreign ministry's senior official for North American affairs, met with senior Russian foreign affairs official Oleg Burmistrov in Moscow.

The meeting came at a time of high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The week had seen claims from the North Koreans that President Trump, in a fiery speech at the United Nations and a subsequent tweet, had declared war on the country.

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