Fiona Bruce – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Fiona Bruce on 2015-11-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Democratic People’s Republic of Korea officials the British Embassy in Pyonyang has met in the last year; and how many such officials were women.

Mr Hugo Swire

The British Embassy in Pyongyang met a range of officials from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the past year in support of UK policy objectives. This contact enables our Embassy to deliver our policy of “critical engagement” with the DPRK, and helps inform our diplomatic reporting and analysis. However, given the breadth of contact, it is not practical for the Embassy to maintain a list of all individual meetings.