June 04, 2023

North Korea to send 30 ‘technicians’ to Guinea for agricultural cooperation

West African country agrees to deal with DPRK ambassador to help support research center named after Kim Il Sung

North Korea will dispatch over two dozen “technicians” to Guinea to work in the agriculture sector, the West African country has announced, showcasing efforts to nurture bilateral ties despite international sanctions that prohibit DPRK citizens from working abroad.

Guinea’s agriculture ministry revealed the deal on social media earlier this month, posting photos of a meeting between North Korean Ambassador to Guinea Ri Chong Gyong and Agriculture Minister Mamoudou Nagnalen Barry. According to the post, the DPRK agreed to send “30 North Korean technicians” to Guinea at an unspecified date.