June 02, 2020

Twenty years after the DPRK-Russia friendship treaty, what’s been achieved?
Attempts to further cooperation, following an early post-Cold War downturn in relations, have been plagued by sanctions

Update at 0900 KST: A previous version of this article referred to Choe Ryong Hae as First Vice Foreign Minister, when in fact Choe Son Hui holds that position. It also featured two historical errors, which have also been corrected.

Sunday, February 9th marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighborliness and Cooperation between the DPRK and the Russian Federation.