September 25, 2020

North Korean ambassador to India begins post in New Delhi

India remains one of North Korea's main trading partners after China, despite concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear program

North Korea's new ambassador to India formally began his post on Thursday, an announcement from the presidential office in New Delhi said.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new ambassador, Choe Hui Chol, presented his diplomatic credentials to Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind via video conference -- the first time in India's history that an ambassador's credentials were delivered "through the digital medium," the announcement said.