Cambodia Encourages N. Korea to Return to Negotiating Table

Cambodian Senior Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has persuaded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the negotiating table in order to maintain security in the Korean peninsula and the region.

H.E. Prak Sokhonn encouraged the return to the negotiating table because Cambodia believes that solution to the Korean peninsula issue must be made through negotiations, not through confrontation, H.E. Chum Sounry, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told reporters after the meeting here yesterday between the Cambodian top diplomat and H.E. Jang Yun Gon, newly appointed Ambassador of DPRK to Cambodia.

Cambodia has issued two statements expressing her concerns over the nuclear tests conducted by DPRK in January and September 2016, added the spokesperson.

In reply, H.E. Jang Yun Gon expressed North Korea's position to meet with South Korea for negotiations.

Regarding the bilateral ties, H.E. Prak Sokhonn lauded the good cooperation and friendship between Cambodia and DPRK, while H.E. Jang Yun Gon reaffirmed DPRK's strong relationship with Cambodia despite changes in global situation.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press