5 Oct 2012

Fiji foreign minister on first North Korea visit

2:36 pm on 5 October 2012

Fiji's foreign minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola is in Pyongyang on the first visit by a Fiji minister to North Korea.

Ratu Inoke has met North Korea's foreign minister, Pak Ui Chun, during his two-day visit.

Fiji's information ministry says Ratu Inoke has thanked North Korea for its support towards Fiji's successful bid to chair the G77.

He says he is privileged to learn first-hand about progress that has been achieved by North Korea which Fiji could learn from.

Mr Chun says the visit demonstrates the mutual trust, understanding and the spirit of cooperation that exist between the two countries as independent sovereign states.