Ri Jong-ok

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Ri Jong-ok (10 January 1916 – 23 September 1999) was a North Korean politician who served as the Premier of North Korea from 1977 to 1984.

Ri Jong-ok
Li Jong-ok.jpg
Ri in 1979
Vice President of North Korea
In office
16 January 1984 – October 1997
PresidentKim Il-sung
4th Premier of North Korea
In office
15 December 1977 – 27 January 1984
PresidentKim Il-sung
Preceded byPak Song-chol
Succeeded byKang Song-san
Chairman of the State Planning Commission
In office
16 January 1956 – July 1959
PremierKim Il-sung
Preceded byPak Song-chol
Succeeded byKang Song-san
Personal details
Born(1916-01-10)10 January 1916
North Hamgyong Province, Japanese Korea
Died23 September 1999(1999-09-23) (aged 83)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
리종옥
Hancha
Revised RomanizationRi Jong-ok
McCune–ReischauerRi Chong'ok

He was elected to the Presidium at the 6th WPK Congress in 1980.

He was appointed as Vice President of North Korea by the Supreme People's Assembly in January 1984 and he left the office in October 1997.[1][2]

Ri died on 23 September 1999.[3] On his funeral committee were Kim Yong-nam, Pak Song-chol, Hong Song-nam and others.[4] He was the recipient of the Order of Kim Il-sung, Order of the National Flag (first class), Order of Freedom and Independence (first class) and other honors.[3]

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  1. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. 1984Jan-June". hdl:2027/osu.32435024019861.
  2. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments / National Foreign Assessment Center. Dec 1996-Feb 1997". hdl:2027/uc1.c054551470.
  3. ^ a b "Ri Jong Ok passes away". KCNA. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Funeral service for late Ri Jong Ok". KCNA. 26 September 1999. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.