Saturday, September 13, 2014
N. Korea's New Ambassador To Sweden - Unknown Kang Yong Dok
Via The Swedish Wire: North Korea has appointed a new ambassador to Sweden. His name is Kang Yong Dok (강용덕), the Korean Central News Agency reported. Website NK News says that nothing is publicly known yet about Kang. This appointment marks his first mention in North Korean state media. Sweden plays an important role in North Korea’s relations with the rest of the world, largely due to its reputation as a neutral nation, the website adds. The Swedish embassy often acts on behalf of the interests of countries which don’t have formal relations with Pyongyang, such as the United States and otherwise acts as a neutral mediator. This past May, the Swedish capital of Stockholm served as the neutral venue for talks between North Korea and Japan.