February 21, 2024

North Korea complains about ‘hostile’ foreign pressure at ASEAN forum

U.S., South Korea among those in attendance at high-level meeting of foreign ministers

A senior North Korean official attended the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) last Friday, complaining of “hostile” pressure from other countries and stressing Pyongyang’s efforts to improve its economy.

NK News has learned that An Kwang Il, the North's ambassador to Indonesia, attended the forum and mainly talked about Pyongyang’s COVID-19 quarantine measures and policies to improve the country’s economy.