Ebrahim concludes North Korea visit

2013-11-09 12:02
Ebrahim Ebrahim (Picture: GCIS)

Ebrahim Ebrahim (Picture: GCIS)

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Johannesburg - Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim has concluded his working visit to North Korea, the international relations department said on Saturday.

"During the visit, Deputy Minister Ebrahim held consultations with Vice Minister Kim Hyong Jun, and paid courtesy calls on the Foreign Minister, Mr Pak Ui Chun and Mr Kim Yong Nam, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly," spokesman Clayson Monyela said in a statement.

Ebrahim, who visited the country from Monday until Friday, shared South Africa's experience of denuclearisation. He highlighted the benefits South Africa gained from its decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons in 1994.

"The South African side also related its experience of resolving conflict through negotiations and dialogue, and encouraged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [North Korea] to resume participation in the six-party talks at the earliest opportunity.

"The DPRK was also encouraged to recommence the family reunion programme with the Republic of Korea [South Korea], both on humanitarian grounds and as a confidence-building measure to build trust with South Korea."

The South African delegation also visited the Demilitarised Zone, which serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.

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