September 17, 2021

Myanmar shut North Korean restaurant in 2018 due to sanctions, government confirms

Questions over two countries’ military ties raised in recent UN report remain unanswered, however

A North Korean restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar thought to have closed in 2018 due to international pressure was closed by the government in accordance with UN sanctions measures, according to a report to the UN made public in the past week.

The Pyongyang Koryo Restaurant “was instructed to close down” in early 2018, an implementation submitted by the government of Myanmar to the UN's 1718 committee, said.