May 19, 2024

UN: Angola deported 296 North Korean workers, some after sanctions deadline

Angola also says it has terminated a medical cooperation agreement with the DPRK

Angolan authorities have repatriated 296 North Korean migrant workers since last November, according to an unpublished U.N. Panel of Experts (PoE) midterm report reviewed by NK News. Some of those North Korean nationals were sent back to the DPRK after a Dec. 2019 deadline set by the United Nations.

According to the report, doctors, "other professionals" and their accompanying family members were sent back to North Korea between Nov. 2019 and Feb. 2020 after Angola “renounced the bilateral cooperation agreement in the field of health with the DPRK."

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