Italy–North Korea relations
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That changed in January 2000, when Italy announced its opening of official diplomatic relations with North Korea by Lamberto Dini, Italy's foreign minister, who also brokered reconciliation pacts at that time with Iran and Libya of Muammar Gaddafi.
North Korea's representative for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization met with Lamberto Dini to formally establish diplomatic ties. Formal ties with a member of the G7 was considered a huge step for North Korea at the time.
- "North Korea wages diplomatic campaign with a wary world". Associated Press Archive. 2000-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- French, Howard W. (17 March 2000). "North Korea suddenly makes diplomatic waves". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- STANLEY, ALESSANDRA (5 January 2000). "Italy Opens North Korea Ties, First by a Big Western Nation". New York Times.
- "Asia Times: Italy brings North Korea out of isolation". Atimes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
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