Travel: Despite sanctions, foreigners continue to visit North Korea

(From Yonhap)

Despite the United Nations slapping punitive sanctions on North Korea about a month ago, foreigners are still heading to the Asian country, a radio report said Wednesday.

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A group of Dutch businessmen plan to visit North Korea from May 23-28 to discuss joint ventures in various sectors.

The report by the Washington-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) quoted Paul Tjia, the head of the Netherlands firm GPI Consultancy, as saying that a group of Dutch businessmen plan to visit North Korea from May 23-28 to discuss joint ventures in various sectors like agriculture, garments, comic books and tourism.

They will seek joint projects with the North in the sectors that are not subject to the recent UN sanctions, he was quoted as saying.

He said a group of journalists also plan to visit North Korea in August.  Dylan Harris, head of the British tour agency Lupine Travel, was also quoted as telling the RFA that the company’s North Korea tour programs will go on as planned even before or after the North’s national holiday marking the birthday of the country’s founding father Kim Il-sung on April 15. Read More



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