Taiwan never received visa application from Kim Jong-un’s nephew: MOFA

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that Taiwan did not receive any application for the nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to transit though Taiwan earlier this year, as a foreign media report has claimed.

In response to questions on the reports that Kim Han-sol, his mother and sister had transited through an airport in Taipei in February, MOFA spokesman Li Hsien-chang (???) said North Koreans are required to apply for visas to enter Taiwan.

MOFA had not received any visa applications from the three people mentioned in the news reports and was not aware that they had filed any such applications, Lu said.

The Wall Street Journal reported last Sunday that after the exiled brother of Kim Jong-un was killed with nerve gas at a Malaysian airport on February 13, Kim Han-sol, his mother and his sister arrived in Taiwan two days later in transit to Europe.

The family spent up to 30 hours in a Taiwan airport, the report said.

In March, Taiwan media cited Ho Jung-chun (???), then director-general of the National Immigration Agency, as saying that Kim Han-sol had not entered Taiwan but that he “did not know” whether Kim had transited through Taiwan to another destination.



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