September 23, 2020

Indonesian ambassador to North Korea hopes sanctions eased to boost trade

Despite 2019 trade rebound, sanctions still major obstacle, Ambassador Berlian Napitupulu says in radio interview

Indonesia’s ambassador to North Korea said Monday that he hoped the UN and U.S. “ease” international sanctions against the DPRK in order to boost long-hampered bilateral trade.

Speaking in a radio interview with Voice of Indonesia Radio, Ambassador Berlian Napitupulu also said North Korea should open its borders, but that in the meantime, the time was right for Indonesian business representatives to travel to the DPRK to begin the process of forming new trade ties.