North Korea’s Businesses in Cambodia Shut Down

Angkor Panorama Museum in Siem Reap province and six restaurants run by North Korea in Cambodia have to be closed down in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council.

Of the six North Korean restaurants, four are in Phnom Penh capital, and the rest in Siem Reap.

H.E. Koy Kuong, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told reporters that Cambodia is a member state of the UN, therefore the country needs to comply with the UN Security Council's resolution which imposed sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

"As a UN member, we must respect the resolution of the UN Security Council representing 193 Member States. I think that nothing to be too concerned about, we just follow the UN resolutions," he told a local newspaper.

According to General Keo Vanthan, a Spokesman of the General Department of Immigration, a total of 182 North Koreans were recorded in Cambodia last year.

About 179 of them have left the Kingdom, but 62 have come back on tourist visas, he said, adding that nine others are still in the country.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press