The People’s Republic of China North Korea has appointed a new ambassador.
According to reports, Ambassador Wang Yajun arrived in North Korea His term in Pyongyang begins on Monday.
China is among a small group of North Korean allies with fully operational foreign missions in the country.
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“As agreed between China and the DPRK, the new Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK, Wang Yajun, arrived in the DPRK to take office on March 27,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning.
She made the remarks at a news conference Tuesday in Beijing.
Mao stressed the “friendly” relations between the two communist countries – few other nations have autonomous embassies or consulates in North Korea.
Forcing North Korea to “dismantle its nuclear weapons” would be a “declaration of war”
“China and the DPRK are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers,” Mao said. “In recent years, under the strategic leadership of the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries, China-DPRK relations have entered a new historical period and made new advances.”
China is often cited as North Korea’s strongest ally and a key protector of the disputed, increasingly nuclear-capable nation.
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“We believe that when Ambassador Wang Yajun takes office, he will play an important role in promoting the traditional China-DPRK friendship and cooperation,” Mao concluded.
China’s friendship will most likely prove valuable as North Korea faces escalating tensions with South Korea and the United States.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol vowed last week to punish North Korea for the communist nation’s recent spate of “provocations”.
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“North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons every day and conducting missile provocations with unprecedented intensity,” Yoon said.
He continued, “South Korea’s government and military will drastically strengthen our three-axis system in the face of North Korea’s nuclear and missile advances and provocations, and further consolidate security cooperation with the United States, and also trilaterally with the United States and Japan.”
Yoon’s comments came just hours after North Korea claimed it had successfully simulated cruise missile attacks Launch of an underwater nuclear drone.
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