Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
Unlikely friendship, tested by nuclear development, gives Mexico a foothold in Asia and North Korea an economic partner
It hasn’t been easy for North Korea to find allies since the fall of the Soviet Union, when most of the regimes friendly with Pyongyang collapsed.
Yet not all of the DPRK’s allies share its communist values, and Mexico is one such outlier, a country that has maintained diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1980.
The two countries’ odd relationship encountered some turbulence in recent years, following Mexico’s decision to expel the North Korean ambassador in response to Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test. Mexico’s firm opposition to North Korea’s development of
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