DPRK FM Spokesman’s Answer Distributed as UN Document

The answer, given by a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry to clarify the DPRK’s resolute stand against the move of the hostile forces for cooking up another “sanctions resolutions” over the DPRK’s successful test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, was distributed as an official document A/71/985-S/2017/610 of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council on July 24.

Greetings to Syrian FM

Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister of the DPRK, sent a message of greetings to Walid Al-Muallem, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, on July 25, the 51st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The message said the Korean people are rejoiced over the historical and traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries provided by their preceding leaders that are developing favorably.

Extending support and solidarity to the Syrian government and people’s struggle for sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of the country, Ri Yong Ho in the message wished Walid Al-Muallem bigger success in his responsible work.

Roving Ambassador of Russian Foreign Ministry Visits DPRK

Oleg Burmistrov, roving ambassador of the Russian Foreign Ministry, visited the DPRK from July 22 to 25.

During the visit, the ambassador paid a courtesy call on Sin Hong Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK and met the general director for North American Affairs of the Foreign Ministry to exchange views on the situation of the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK side clarified the principled stand that unless the U.S., which is chiefly to blame for the escalated tension on the Korean peninsula, fundamentally terminates its hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK, the latter would never put its nukes and ballistic missiles on the negotiating table but keep to the road of bolstering up the nuclear force chosen by itself.

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Egyptian Ambassador Gives Reception

Egyptian Ambassador to the DPRK Sameh Lotfi Abdelhady gave a reception at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on Friday to mark the 65th anniversary of the July 23 revolution in Egypt.

Present there on invitation were Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission who is chairman of the DPRK-Egypt Friendship Association, and Ri Chang Gun, Ho Yong Bok, So Ho Won, Mun Jae Chol, other officials concerned and representatives of foreign embassies and international organizations here.