December 08, 2021

Washington ‘not aware’ of plans to engage with North Korean diplomats at COP26

US claimed similar position ahead of ASEAN forum in August before directly addressing DPRK delegation there

The U.S. State Department says it isn’t aware of any plans to engage with North Korea at an upcoming United Nations conference, where a DPRK delegation is expected to participate in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The remark follows reports earlier this month that North Korean officials from Pyongyang’s embassy in London, including Ambassador Choe Il, will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next week.