Embassies of 12 countries closed in DPRK

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Embassies of 12 countries closed in DPRK

The embassies of 12 countries closed in the DPRK, and all foreign personnel of international humanitarian organizations had to leave due to the difficult situation in the republic, including a shortage of goods and medicines. This was announced by the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang on its Facebook page.

It is noted that the diplomatic missions of Great Britain, Venezuela, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, and France have closed.

Currently, only nine ambassadors and four chargé d’affaires represent their states in North Korea and the staff of most embassies still operating in the country has been reduced to a minimum, the Russian embassy noted.

The diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation believes that the exodus of foreigners from the DPRK will continue. At the same time, it is noted that now only less than 290 foreign citizens remain in the republic.

The embassy also clarified that the Russian diplomatic mission in Pyongyang continues its work.