Foreign Minister of the DPRK Ri Yong-ho pays a visit to Mongolia

2018-12-10 11:59:08

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Ri Yong-ho paid a visit to Mongolia on December 8-9 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the DPRK.

On December 8, Foreign Ministers D.Tsogtbaatar and Ri Yong-ho held official talks. The talks were held in creative and friendly atmosphere where the sides exchanged views on developing ties and cooperation of the two countries in the future and cooperating in regional and international arena. Minister D.Tsogtbaatar expressed Mongolian side’s gratitude for the visit of Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho to Mongolia in response of his visit to the country in February, 2018.

Foreign Minister of the DPRK Ri Yong-ho said that his visit to Mongolia has goals to discuss and plan works targeted to broadening relations between Mongolia and North Korea further while concluding implementation of the plan agreed by two sides on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties. 

While commending successful development of cooperation in the fields such as culture, education, sports and humanitarian, the sides emphasized potential for collaborating in many fields of social and economic sectors between the two countries in the future.

Minister D.Tsogtbaatar emphasized the importance of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and solving  controversial issues in the region in peaceful ways through dialogue. He also highly appreciated definite progresses made in ensuring regional peace and sustainability thanks to the sides’ efforts and expressed his confidence that the DPRK would make efforts in the future to deepen and strengthen it and bring tangible results in long term.

In turn, Minister Ri Yong-ho stated that like Mongolia the DPRK aspires for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. “Now, it is vital to strengthen trust in the region.”