November 29, 2023

How Mongolia leverages its neutrality to influence diplomacy with North Korea

Ulaanbaatar is increasingly positioning itself as a mediating force

Geographically remote and marginalized from participation in regional security dialogue, Mongolia has once again made a small foray into multilateral discussions over North Korea-related issues. 

During a recent visit to Ulaanbaatar for talks with his Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono implored Mongolian assistance in resolving the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea.