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North Korean foreign minister urges investment from Thailand

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Staff writer ▼ | August 11, 2015
North Korea's foreign minister has made an official visit to Thailand for the first time in 10 years, calling on Thai companies to invest in his country's special economic zones.
Ri Su Yong
Cooperation in Asia   For the first time in 10 years
Ri Su Yong met here Monday with his counterpart, Tanasak Patimapragorn, who also serves as deputy prime minister in Thailand's ruling junta.

Ri also met with executives from Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's biggest conglomerate, and industrial park developer Amata, Tanasak told reporters.

Ri urged Thailand to help North Korea deepen relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Thai foreign minister said.

Ri's visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He swung by Thailand after attending last week's ASEAN Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur.