June 03, 2020

North Korean foreign minister resumes diplomatic meetings after COVID-19 pause
Russian ambassador and top DPRK diplomat Ri Son Gwon meet in Pyongyang, discuss bilateral ties

North Korean foreign minister Ri Son Gwon met with Russian ambassador Alexander Matsegora in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the Russian embassy said, in what represents the top DPRK diplomat’s first such public meeting in months.

Ri had made other appearances in Pyongyang recently, but had not been seen meeting with foreign diplomats since the DPRK went into partial lockdown in late January to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.