South Korea monitoring the return of embassies in Pyongyang
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Seoul: The Romanian mission in Pyongyang has also temporarily halted its activities, South Korea’s foreign ministry said while closely monitoring the return of foreign diplomats to North Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was touted as the last operating European embassy in Pyongyang, as the reclusive country’s highly restrictive virus control measures prompted several other countries to pull out diplomats, Yonhap news agency reported.
Radio Free Asia said Romania’s diplomatic and consular activities in Pyongyang were temporarily suspended last week due to a local ban imposed in the context of the pandemic.
“We are well aware of the relevant situations and are monitoring them with interest,” a ministry official told reporters.
Since the global pandemic early last year, North Korea has yet to report a single COVID-19 case.
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First Published : 14 Oct 2021, 06:15:01 PM