General Director of FM Meets Finland Lawmakers

Kim Son Gyong, general director of the European Department 2 of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, on June 1 met and had a talk with Pekka Haavisto, member of the Parliament of Finland and president of the European Peace Institute, at the building of the Parliament of Finland.

Kim Son Gyong informed the Finnish side of the DPRK’s stand on the relations between the two countries. He stressed that the U.S. hostile policy and military threats to the DPRK should be removed, first of all, for the defusing of the tension on the Korean peninsula.

Pekka Haavisto said that the European Peace Institute is making efforts to find out a way to contribute to defusing tension on the Korean peninsula and providing the atmosphere of dialogue.

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FM General Director Meets Spanish Members of House of Representatives

Kim Son Gyong, general director of the European Department 2 of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, had a talk with Merithel Ramana, secretary of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of Spain, its spokesman Sanchez Amor and other members of the commission at the parliamentary building on May 29.

Kim Son Gyong informed the Spanish side of the DPRK’s stand on the relations between the two countries. He stressed that the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threats to the DPRK should be removed, first of all, for the defusing of the tension on the Korean peninsula.

Members of the House of Representatives of Spain expressed the will to respect the sovereignty of the DPRK and make efforts for promoting exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in tourism, education, sports and other fields.

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DPRK Delegation Declares Stand on Rocket Test-fire for Self-Defence

A delegation of the DPRK declared the following principled stand on the recent successful test-fire of ballistic rocket at the plenary meeting of the second-round of the Geneva Disarmament Conference on May 30:

The DPRK’s test-fire of ballistic rocket is an exercise of the right to self-defence to cope with the reckless aggression moves of the U.S. chiefly responsible for the escalated tension on the Korean peninsula.

Some countries’ criticism of this is a wanton violation of the sovereignty and interference in internal affairs of the DPRK.

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Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Iranian Ambassador

Choe Hui Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, had a talk with Iranian Ambassador to the DPRK Seyed Mohsen Emadi who paid a courtesy call on him Tuesday.

Present there were officials of the Foreign Ministry and a staff member of the Iranian embassy here.

The vice-minister mentioned the eye-opening successes being made by the DPRK in bolstering the Juche-based rocket force under the energetic guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. And he hoped that the traditional relations of friendship between the two countries, provided by President Kim Il Sung and leaders of Iran, would grow stronger in conformity with common interests of their governments and peoples.

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DPRK FM Meets New Cambodian Ambassador

Ri Yong Ho, minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, Tuesday had a talk with Sin Bunthoeurn, new Cambodian ambassador to the DPRK who paid a courtesy call on him.

Ri Yong Ho referred to the traditional relations of friendship between the DPRK and Cambodia provided by President Kim Il Sung and Great King Norodom Sihanouk and the validity and vitality of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s line of simultaneously developing the two fronts. He expressed belief that the relations of friendship and cooperation would as ever favorably develop in the common interests of the governments and peoples of the two countries.

The Cambodian ambassador said he was pleased over the fact that the traditional relations of friendship forged by the preceding leaders of the two countries are invariably developing on good terms under the deep care of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The ambassador expressed the will to make positive efforts to boost the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries in various fields during his term.