Officials in Burma say North Korea will open an embassy in Rangoon for the first time in more than 20 years.
Media reports quote anonymous Burmese officials who say several North Korean diplomats have arrived in Burma to look for a new embassy site.
North Korea and Burma re-established diplomatic relations in April during a visit to Burma by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Yong II.
Earlier this month, Burma appointed its ambassador to China (Thein Lwin) to also serve as its chief envoy to North Korea.
Burma had cut ties with Pyongyang in 1983, after North Korean commandos were blamed for a deadly bombing in Rangoon during a visit by former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan.
Mr. Chun was not hurt in the bombing, but at least 20 people were killed and many others were wounded.
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