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RG sources confirmed the information, stating that a total of ten Chinese diplomats have arrived. It is possible that soon the Russians will also be able to come to North Korea to replace their colleagues who have spent all this time in the country of Juche.

According to a report by NHK, on ​​March 27, the new ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the DPRK, Wang Yazhong, crossed the bridge connecting the Chinese city of Dandong and Sinuiju in North Korea.
Note that the previous Chinese ambassador to Pyongyang left the DPRK in December 2021, but no one came to replace him. Since the end of January 2020, North Korea has imposed very strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last foreigners who were able to enter the Land of Juche are two Russian diplomats who, as an exception, were launched in the DPRK in March 2020. They had to spend about a month in quarantine before they could go to the embassy. Since then, leaving North Korea has been extremely difficult and entering it is simply impossible. A few months ago, the DPRK resumed train connections with China and Russia, but entry into the country of people, including DPRK citizens, was banned. It turns out that the new Chinese ambassador was the first to enter North Korea after three years of restrictions.

The source of “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” confirmed this information, adding some details. “Indeed, it is true. As far as I know, a total of 10 people, including the ambassador, stopped. They are all Chinese diplomats who arrived to work at the Chinese Embassy. They are now in quarantine in Sinuiju, where they will stay for a week.”

For North Korea, this is a historic decision. This means that the DPRK has started to open its borders for the entry of people. In this regard, it can be expected that in the near future the Russians will also be able to visit the DPRK in order to rotate the personnel of the Russian Embassy, ​​as well as the joint venture Rasonkontrans. If this really happens, then, given the situation in the DPRK, they will most likely stop by rail, via the North Korean city of Rason, in the northeast of the DPRK, not far from the land border. with Russia.

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