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North Korea expects to recieve more tourists

The number of tourists who visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the so-called "North Korea" is likely to increase this year, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

Director-General of the State Office of Tourism Hong-chul spoke to the agency of his hopes while he was preparing for the new programs for foreign tourists.

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