UAE terminates diplomatic presence in North Korea.

The United Arab Emirates has terminated the diplomatic presence of the UAE non-resident ambassador to the Republic of North Korea and Pyongyang ambassador to the country, calling for a unified front against the Asian country’s nuclear programme.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has stated that the measure fits within the UAE’s responsibility as a full-fledged member of the international community and its keenness to join international efforts aimed to stop proliferation of N. Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programme that poses a threat to international peace and stability.

Within this context, the MoFAIC announces additional measures, including stopping issuing entry visas for North Korean citizens and ceasing new business licences for North Korean companies wishing to operate in the UAE.

The MoFAIC affirms that the UAE has developed an executive framework in collaboration with state departments concerned in the country to apply UN Security Council resolutions on the Republic of North Korea and its nuclear programme, primarily resolutions 2371 and 2375.

The ministry reiterates that the UAE looks forward to a unified global front against N. Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programme.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs