February 28, 2024

North Korea to rotate senior diplomats at several key embassies: Sources

London and New York are among missions where new arrivals will replace staff for first time since before pandemic

North Korea will rotate senior diplomats and ambassadors at several key posts around the world, multiple informed sources told NK News, marking some of the first changes in diplomatic personnel since before the DPRK shut its borders in response to the pandemic.

The rotations come amid what appears to be a larger shakeup of North Korea’s diplomatic strategy, following the closure of its embassies in Uganda, Angola and Spain and a report that the DPRK will shutter more than a dozen overseas missions, including in Hong Kong.

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