게르트 로젠탈 과테말라 외무장관은 과테말라 정부가 북한과의 외교관계를 정식 수립한다고 발표했습니다.

하지만 로젠탈 장관은 과테말라 시는 평양에 대사관을 열 계획을 갖고 있지 않다고 말했습니다.

두 나라는 지난달 26일 뉴욕에서 열린 유엔총회에서 별도로 만나 이 같은 합의에 이르렀습니다.

과테말라는 북한과 외교관계를 맺은 남미의 20개 이상의 국가들 가운데 하나가 됐습니다. 


Guatemala's foreign minister (Gert Rosenthal) says his country has established diplomatic relations with North Korea.

However, he adds that Guatemala City does not plan to open an embassy in Pyongyang.

The two countries reached the agreement (September 26th) at the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

Guatemala is now one of more than 20 countries in Latin America that share diplomatic ties with the isolated Asian nation.

North Korea has agreed to fully declare all its nuclear programs and disable its main atomic reactor by the end of this year as part of a deal with five other nations (the United States, South Korea, China, Japan and Russia).

Pyongyang will receive humanitarian aid equivalent to one-million tons of heavy fuel oil in return for abandoning its nuclear weapons program.