US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun. Photo: Reuters/Toru Yamanaka

United States special representative to North Korea Joseph Yun is in Myanmar this week as part of US efforts to further isolate the Kim Jong-un regime.

Reuters reports that Myanmar insists in response to the visit that there are no longer any military ties between the two countries, and that it is in compliance with UN resolutions.

“It’s normal relations between the two countries,” Kyaw Zeya, permanent secretary at Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Reuters. “As I understand, there’s no such relations between military to military. Definitely not.”

Myanmar’s Commander in Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing issued a statement after the meeting with Yun, saying “we only have friend countries, there is no enemy country for us,” adding that he wished to see a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and have good relations with militaries all over the world.