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Arrivals in Sunan

PRC Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao shakes hands with a DPRK official after arriving at Pyongyang Sunan Airport on 7 January 2013 (Photo: KCNA)

PRC Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao shakes hands with a DPRK official after arriving at Pyongyang Sunan Airport on 7 January 2013 (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 7 January (Monday) that China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao arrived at Pyongyang Sunan Airport, at the head of a delegation of trade and economic officials.  During their stay, Li and the PRC delegation will attend the 7th meeting of the DPRK-China intergovernmental committee in economic, trade, science and technology cooperation.

Chinese Vice Minister of Commerice Li Jinzao (L) arrives in Pyongyang on 7 January 2013 at the head of a delegation (R) attending the 7th DPRK-China Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee for Economy, Trade, Science and Technology (Photos: KCNA)

Chinese Vice Minister of Commerice Li Jinzao (L) arrives in Pyongyang on 7 January 2013 at the head of a delegation (R) attending the 7th DPRK-China Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee for Economy, Trade, Science and Technology (Photos: KCNA)

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (C) smiles after arriving in Pyongyang on 7 January 2013.  Also in this image is Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (L) (Photo: KCNA)

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (C) smiles after arriving in Pyongyang on 7 January 2013. Also in this image is Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (L) (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media also reported on 7 January that a delegation led by former US Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson arrived the same day.  Gov. Richardson’s delegation includes Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google.

Andray Abrahamian wrote about the Richardson-Google DPRK visit for the Choson Exchange blog.

(Photos: KCNA)

(Photos: KCNA)

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One comment on “Arrivals in Sunan

  1. Glen Salo
    01/08/2013

    I find it fascinating that the DPRK is hosting Eric Schmidt, head of a company that thumbed its nose at the Chinese. Hopefully, Sec State John Kerry will see the opportunity and not miss the boat…

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