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Jakarta Post

North Korea to seek RI support over ship sinking

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 30 2010   /  10:45 am

North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-Chun is scheduled to meet with his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa next Monday, an Indonesian Foreign Ministry official says.

The visit may highlight the country’s efforts to gain support from Asian states, including Indonesia, over a ship sinking row, which has placed it under threat by world powers, especially the US, and deepened its isolation from the rest of the world.

“The context of his visit is actually to make preparations [along with Indonesian officials] ahead of the special ministerial meeting for the MDG [millennium development goals] review in Asia and the Pacific,” Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told The Jakarta Post.

“But they may raise other issues, such as the Korean peninsula [boat] incident. We would also like to hear what steps they are taking.”

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