A Challenging Relationship: New Zealand and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Paul Bellamy* briefly outlines post-Korean War relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and New Zealand. This article first outlines the minimal relations between both countries after the War before examining the start of semi-official dialogue, and ultimately the establishment of a formal relationship. Finally, the relationship’s potential future is outlined.
References: Article 1, Paul Bellamy, ‘A Challenging Relationship: New Zealand and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’, is based on interviews and private correspondence with HE Noh Kwang-il, Patrick Rata, Rev Don Borrie, Rev Richard Lawrence, Rev Dr Stuart Vogel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade supplemented by Statistics New Zealand and Department of Labour data. However, additional material utilised includes the following work.
*Please note that the author does not belong to the NZ-DPRK Society or DPR-Korea New Zealand, and the views expressed here are not necessarily those of his employer.