November 29, 2023

Choe Son Hui in Moscow: Russia tries to resuscitate flagging DPRK-U.S. diplomacy

Good relations with Pyongyang are cold comfort to a Russian government eager to see nuclear talks produce results

No stranger to the Russian capital, North Korean First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui paid an official visit to Moscow from November 19-22 for a series of meetings with top Russian diplomats. Accompanying Choe was Im Chon Il, a vice foreign minister responsible for Russian affairs.  

Igor Morgulov, a deputy foreign minister in charge of Russia's Asia-Pacific affairs, stated that the purpose of Choe's visit to Moscow was to conduct strategic dialogue with Russia on a range of bilateral as well as regional issues.