February 21, 2024

North Korea to shutter embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo

Official tells NK News that DPRK provided no reason for decision, the 7th confirmed mission closure since last month

The North Korean Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to close, the central African country’s foreign ministry told NK News, making it the seventh DPRK overseas mission to shut its doors since late October. 

The shuttering of the embassy in Kinshasa follows the DPRK’s withdrawal from Bangladesh, Spain, Hong Kong, Uganda, Angola and Nepal. A Japanese media outlet previously reported that Pyongyang plans to close over a dozen embassies in total.