Answer of Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Distributed as Document of UN General Assembly and UNSC

An answer given by a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK which categorically rejected the press statement of the UN Security Council pulling up the DPRK’s test-fire of its ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 was distributed as an official document A/71/906-S/2017/429 of the UN General Assembly and the UNSC on May 26.

General Director of European Department of DPRK Foreign Ministry Meets His Czech Counterpart

Kim Son Gyong, general director of European Department 2 of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK on a visit to the Czech Republic, met Martin Klepetko, director for Asia and the Pacific of the Czech Foreign Ministry, on May 24 and discussed issues of developing bilateral relations and exchanged views on the situation of the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK side informed the Czech side of its stand to further the relations between the two countries and said that it is necessary to withdraw the U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy toward the DPRK in order to defuse the tension on the Korean peninsula and ensure regional peace and stability.

The opposite side said that the Czech Republic with long-standing relations with the DPRK has deep interest in developing the relations between the two countries, expressing the will to further exchange and cooperation in education, culture and other fields depending on the de-escalation of the tension.

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DPRK Foreign Ministry General Director Meets Officials of European Organizations

Kim Son Kyong, general director of European Department 2 of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, met Gunnar Wiegand, managing director for Asia & the Pacific of the European External Action Service, on May 22. They discussed the DPRK-EU relations and exchanged views on the situation of the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK side informed the EU side of its stand on relations with it and emphasized that it is a priority for settling the issue of the Korean peninsula and defusing tension to terminate the U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The EU side estimated the DPRK putting all-out efforts into implementing the five-year strategy for the country’s economic development, stressing the principled stand of EU to develop economic relations with the DPRK.

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DPRK Foreign Ministry General Director Meets Counterpart of Austria

Kim Son Kyong, general director of European Department 2 of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK on a visit to Austria, had a talk with Gabriele Meon Tschurrtz, head of Asia and Pacific Department of its Foreign Ministry, on May 18.

The DPRK side informed the Austrian side of the DPRK’s consistent stand to further develop the relations between the two countries and stressed that to terminate the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK is fundamental to the solution of the Korean peninsula issue.

The Austrian side said that it deemed it a pride to have contributed to realizing dialogue and cooperation between the DPRK and EU and expressed the will to steadily conduct bilateral exchange and cooperation in various fields including education and culture.

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