'Malaysia to reopen embassy in North Korea'
Malaysia will reopen its embassy in Pyongyong and may re-establish its relationship with North Korea, said Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Yes, we will reopen the embassy," Tun Dr Mahathir said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review published on Monday.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands and smiled as they started a historic summit in Singapore, just months after they traded insults and threats of nuclear war.
Touching on the US-North Korea summit, Dr Mahathir said Malaysia should not be sceptical of North Korea's sincerity in its negotiations with the US, as suspicions would inhibit the collaboration.
"We should take North Korea at face value and get it to participate in international negotiations to moderate the rigid attitude it had before," he told the Nikkei Asian Review.