Carr welcomes reopening of N Korea embassy

January 16, 2013 by admin
Filed under: Asia, Info, North Korea, Prison Camp, Slave Labor, Trade 

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has welcomed a move by North Korea to re-establish an embassy in Canberra, saying it would enable Australia to register its concerns about human rights.

The embassy was closed in January 2008, apparently because of financial pressures.

Senator Carr on Wednesday confirmed that Pyongyang was seeking to reopen the mission.

“We would welcome the opening of an embassy,” he told ABC Television.

“It would enable us to express our very strong concerns, our deep concerns, about what we see as a catastrophic position on human rights.”

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