Friday, October 16, 2009

North Korean refugees in Vietnam "could leave Danish mission in days"

A group of North Korean asylum seekers who have been living at the Danish embassy in Hanoi for three weeks could leave the compound within days, a Vietnamese diplomatic source said yesterday.

“If (there’s) no change, they could leave the embassy in one week,” said the source, who asked not to be named.

South Korea’s foreign ministry declined to comment when asked about such a scenario, which could coincide with an official visit to Vietnam by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, due from Tuesday to Thursday next week.

The nine North Korean refugees entered the embassy compound on September 24.

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