February 22, 2024

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

Brief encounter is first between North and South Korean diplomats since Yoon Suk-yeol took office

North Korea’s ambassador to Indonesia is attending the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) that kicked off this week in Phnom Penh, where he spoke briefly with Seoul’s top diplomat, South Korea’s foreign ministry confirmed to NK News on Friday.

An Kwang Il met with South Korean foreign minister Park Jin after a welcome dinner in the Cambodian capital on Thursday night, according to an ROK foreign ministry spokesperson.