DPRK state media reported that Cambodian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong met with senior DPRK government officials on 5 June (Tuesday). Cambodia holds the rotating chair of ASEAN and will host its Regional Forum [ARF] in July. On 5 June, Hor Namhong met with Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] President Kim Yong Nam at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang. KCNA reports:
Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, met and had a talk with Hor Nam Hong, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, and his party who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Tuesday.
Hor Nam Hong said the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries provided by Great King Norodom Sihanouk and Generalissimo Kim Il Sung have a long history and a firm foundation.
He noted the DPRK has laid a solid foundation for strengthening its defence capability and developing its economy under the wise leadership of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He expressed his belief that the people of the DPRK, united close around the dear respected Kim Jong Un, would continue achieving shining successes despite all difficulties.
Hor Namhong also met with DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun on Tuesday. KCNA reports:
Pak Ui Chun, DPRK minister of Foreign Affairs, had talks with Hor Nam Hong, deputy prime minister of the government and minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday.
Present there were officials of the DPRK Foreign Ministry and the deputy prime minister of Cambodia and his party and the Cambodian ambassador to the DPRK.
The two sides exchanged views on the issue of boosting the friendly relations between the two countries and matters of mutual concern.
The talks took place in a friendly atmosphere.
Hor arrived in the DPRK on Monday (4 June), greeted at the airport by Vice Foreign Minister Kung Sok Ung. Later that say, the DPRK Government hosted a welcome banquet for the Cambodian delegation.
The DPRK government gave a banquet in honor of the deputy prime minister of the government of Cambodia who is also minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and his party on Monday.
Present there on invitation were Hor Nam Hong, deputy prime minister of the government and minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, and his party, Cambodian Ambassador Chhorn Hay and his embassy members here.
Present there were Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun, Vice Foreign Minister Kung Sok Ung and other officials of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs.