November 29, 2023

Morgulov in Pyongyang: Russia’s new “strategic patience” with North Korea

The vice foreign minister's recent DPRK visit highlights Moscow's slow and steady approach

With relations between the DPRK and the Russian Federation on a completely even keel following the detention of a Russian fishing crew by North Korean authorities, Russian vice foreign minister Igor Morgulov visited Pyongyang from August 14-16. 

In North Korea, Morgulov met with senior officials from the DPRK foreign ministry, including Choe Son Hui and Im Chon Il.