North Korea to make Munich Security Conference debut in Feb

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North Korea will send a delegation to the Munich Security Conference for the first time in the 56-year history of the top diplomatic gathering.

A MSC Spokesperson today confirmed that North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Son Gyong would attend next month’s event.

The announcement comes a month after Pyongyang declared it was abandoning moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The self-imposed ban on tests had been the centerpiece of two years of nuclear diplomacy between the US and North Korea.

Founded in 1963, the Munich Security Conference hosts hundreds of high-ranking officials and dozens of world leaders each year to discuss security challenges. The 2020 edition will be held from February 14 to 16.

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