North Korea: Diplomatic Relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th March 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the remarks by David Slinn, the former UK Ambassador to North Korea on 24 January, concerning the difficulties of negotiating with Kim Jong-un.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

​We remain open to dialogue with the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the issue of denuclearisation. However, the DPRK regime must give the international community a credible signal that it is prepared to discuss our significant concerns about their nuclear and ballistic missile programme. This includes respecting UN Security Council Resolutions and international law.

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