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Greece established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 2001, after signing in Athens a respective Protocol on March 8, 2001 (ΦΕΚ Α98/18.5.2001). The Hellenic Republic is represented in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by its Embassy in Seoul, while the North Korean ambassador in Rome is parallely accredited to Greece. The two counties maintain limited political contact, on an official level.
Greece supports firmly the promotion of a demilitarization process in the Korean peninsula, in the framework of the United Nations, via dialogue for as peaceful settlement of the issues in the area.
There is minimal activity in the area of bilateral economic exchanges, which are discouraged due to the existing international sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [SC Resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013)].
However, with the view to address and combat the food shortages faced by the North Korean people, as well as the serious deficiencies in education, Greece offered development aid to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the form of scholarships. to As per religious affairs, the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Korea, founded by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 2004, maintains one organised parish in Pyongyang.
Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who want to travel to Greece.
Responsible Embassy: Seoul
Competent Authority: Greek Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea