N. Korea's Pak Ui Chun meets Myanmar's Junta in the thick of nulcear worries

Updated On: Jul 30, 2010

North Korea's foreign minister arrived in Yangon, Myanmar on Thursday for talks with the Junta, amid concerns about possible nuclear cooperation between the two nations. Foreign minister Pak Ui Chun is set to travel to the capital Naypyidaw today to meet his counterpart Nyan Win.

Myanmar severed ties with Pyongyang in 1983 following a failed assassination attempt by North Korean agents on South Korea's then-president Chun Doo-Hwan during a visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

Myanmar is preparing for elections sometime later this year that critics have dismissed as a sham due to laws that have barred opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from participating.

Meanwhile, North Korea signed a new accord on economic and technical cooperation with China.

N Korean Foreign Minister in Myanmar for talks with junta [TODAYonline, 30 July 2010]
N.Korean foreign minister in Myanmar amid nuclear worries [Channel NewsAsia, 29 July 2010]

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