May 18, 2022

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North Korean foreign minister endorses China’s Hong Kong policy

DPRK foreign minister Ri Son Gwon meets with Chinese ambassador to Pyongyang Li Jinjun

North Korean foreign minister Ri Son Gwon met China's ambassador to Pyongyang and declared the DPRK's support for Beijing's policies "over the issue of Hong Kong," the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday.

The meeting between Ri and Chinese ambassador Li Jinjun comes as North Korea appears to be restarting at least some diplomatic activity with its neighbors following a weeks-long national lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.