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Australian missing in North Korea: Government working with ‘closest allies’

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The Foreign Minister is insisting the government is doing everything it can to find an Australian man who has gone missing in North Korea.

29-year-old Perth man Alek Sigley, who has been living in North Korea since 2013, hasn’t been heard from in over a week.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne tells Ben Fordham the situation is delicate as Australia doesn’t have an embassy in North Korea, but the government is working closely with the Swedish embassy.

“The Australian Government is very concerned about Alek Sigley’s welfare.

“Sweden’s special envoy is making a regularly scheduled visit to North Korea this week, and as I’ve said we’re working with them very closely on this matter… to raise this directly.”

When asked if the government has approached Donald Trump about the situation, Ms Payne said they are using every option available to them.

“We are working with every available partner, and that includes our closest allies.”

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