Sweden opened an embassy in Pyongyang in 1975, and remains among a handful of Western countries with a diplomatic presence in the country. Photo: AFP

As Australian PM Scott Morrison prays, Sweden steps up as mediator for missing Alek Sigley in North Korea

  • Stockholm has long served as a channel for countries that don’t have formal relations with Pyongyang to make contact and work through disputes with it
  • The Nordic nation is ‘dealing with’ the case of student Alek Sigley, who has not been heard from since June 23 and is feared detained by the North
Topic |   North Korea

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Sweden opened an embassy in Pyongyang in 1975, and remains among a handful of Western countries with a diplomatic presence in the country. Photo: AFP
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