Philippines-US relations

Asean official to visit Nokor

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will visit North Korea this year as part of Asean’s attempts to help ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Hor Namhong will make the trip before an Asian security forum in July hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, according to Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan. Cambodia holds Asean’s rotating leadership and has close ties with Pyongyang. The Philippines has filed a protest against North Korea’s planned rocket launch, which is expected to happen middle of April.

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