March 02, 2024

North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment

Mission closure is 6th in last month, a trend expert says is likely due to fewer opportunities to earn funds for regime

The North Korean Embassy in Bangladesh has closed, a Bangladeshi official told NK News on Monday, the latest in a spate of DPRK mission closures over the past month.

The embassy in Dhaka is the DPRK’s sixth diplomatic mission to close since late October following those in Spain, Hong Kong, Uganda, Angola and Nepal. A Japanese media outlet previously reported that Pyongyang plans to close over a dozen embassies in total.

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