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When the relationship between two countries ended due to 1000 Volvo cars, know the world’s biggest ‘theft’ story

Many Volvo are still in service in North Korea. In October 2016, a tweet was also made by the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. In this tweet, a photo of one such Volvo car was tweeted.

Volvo had sold 1,000 cars of its 144 sedan models in North Korea.

North Korea, the country of the world with which the international community hardly wants to have a relationship today. An incident that occurred five decades ago had ruined the relations of this country with Europe to a great extent. This story is very interesting and you hardly know about it. Due to this incident, till date North Korea has been accused of being a ‘thief’. Know what is the whole matter

1000 car deals from Volvo

The point is in the early 1970s when North Korea was engaged in efforts to increase its economic relations with Western countries. In 1974, Sweden’s car maker Volvo sold 1,000 cars of its 144 sedan model in North Korea. This was revealed in an interview a few years ago on behalf of an officer overseeing Volvo Heritage in the company’s Swedish press office. The Swedish government was not told what else was included in the deal.

Reminder sent to North Korea

All these cars were commissioned by the Swedish Export Credit Agency or EKN. Till date, these cars have not been paid by North Korea. It was told on behalf of the Swedish official, ‘When North Korea did not pay for the cars, EKN came in the middle. This meant that Volvo cars did not suffer financially. This deal was later closed. Even today, North Korea is reminded by EKN for payment. But there is no response from North Korea.

Embassy tweeted photo

Many Volvo are still in service in North Korea. In October 2016, a tweet was also made by the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. In this tweet, a photo of one such Volvo car was tweeted. The embassy wrote, ‘Volvo of 1974, which has not yet been paid.’ There was an old relationship between Sweden and North Korea. Sweden was the first country in Europe to restore diplomatic relations with North Korea. In 1975, Sweden became the first country to open an embassy in Pyongyang.

The diplomat says that we are roaming around in a stolen car

Once when the Arab newspaper Lehner of the American newspaper Wall Street General went to Pyongyang, he got a chance to ride in the Volvo’s 144 sedan. On 29 August 1989, he had an article in which he wrote that diplomats used to say in North Korea that they were forced to roam in a stolen car. By 2016, 16 countries had to pay Sweden $ 729 billion, of which 45 percent was from North Korea.

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