Chinese ambassador thanks North Korea for allowing ‘special’ entry in March | NK News
July 20, 2024
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Chinese ambassador thanks North Korea for allowing ‘special’ entry in March

Remark appears to confirm DPRK made one-off exception to COVID controls to allow Wang Yajun to take up post in Pyongyang

China’s new ambassador to North Korea has thanked his DPRK counterparts for facilitating his “special” entry into the country in March, remarks that suggest Pyongyang won’t make similar accommodations for other nations.

At a reception at the Chinese Embassy last week, Wang Yajun said North Korea made a “special case” to allow his delegation to enter despite strict epidemic prevention measures, according to the embassy’s website. The DPRK’s COVID-19 border controls have prevented even citizens from entering the country for more than three years.

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