February 08, 2023

North Korean ambassador joins UN climate change conference in Egypt

Video and photo show Ma Tong Hui attending COP27 in rare in-person DPRK diplomatic appearance during pandemic

North Korea has sent its ambassador to Egypt to the ongoing U.N. climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, marking one of the few international diplomatic events the DPRK has attended during the global pandemic.

An official video of Sunday’s opening plenary for COP27 shows a participant wearing what appears to be a North Korean badge featuring founder Kim Il Sung, and a comparison of the video and an official photo against images of Ma in Vietnamese and Egyptian media confirms that the man is North Korea’s Ambassador to Egypt Ma Tong Hui.