6 Jun 2012

North Korean officials visit Fiji

10:14 am on 6 June 2012

A North Korean delegation has arrived in Fiji to explore areas of mutual interest and development co-operation with Fiji.

The three-member delegation is headed by Kim Myong Gil, director-general of Asia and Oceanic Countries at North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Their agenda includes a courtesy call on the interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Ratu Inoke has said Fiji has continued its efforts to maintain good relations with the international community in line with the Peoples Charter on Enhancing Global Integration and International Co-operation.

North Korea has no diplomatic mission in the South Pacific after closing its Canberra office in 2008 for financial reasons.