North Korea has opened its airspace for the Malaysian Prince
The privilege was transferred to the Prince at a meeting with the temporary charge d’affaires of the DPRK in Malaysia.
SINGAPORE, September 20. /TASS/. DPRK authorities have provided the crown Prince of the Sultanate of Johor (the eponymous state in Malaysia — approx. TASS) Ismail Ibrahim honorary right to use the country’s airspace. As reported on Wednesday, Channel News Asia, the privilege was transferred to the Prince at a meeting with the temporary charge d’affaires of the DPRK in Malaysia.
As noted in a statement following the meeting the statement, “the crown Prince was given a special privilege to use the air space of the DPRK, and also to travel to Pyongyang at any time, bypassing a stopover in the capital of China”.
“It is a special honour, since all the other world leaders before travelling to the DPRK should definitely stop in Beijing”, — stated in the message.
Ismail Ibrahim, who also heads the football Federation of Malaysia, discussed with North Korean diplomat, the forthcoming football match between national teams, which is scheduled for 5 October in Pyongyang. Earlier, the meeting was twice postponed for security reasons, as between countries there is a serious diplomatic crisis after the assassination in the airport of Kuala Lumpur citizen of the DPRK Kim Jong-Nam, the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.