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Minister of Foreign Affairs (North Korea)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) is a government minister in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for conducting foreign relations of the country.

In addition to the foreign minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a First Vice Minister and seven other vice ministers.[1] The current First Vice Minister is Kim Kye-gwan. The other vice ministers include Choe Son-hui, Han Song-ryol,[2], and Choe Hui-chol.[3]

List of Foreign MinistersEdit

The following is a list of foreign ministers of North Korea since its founding in 1948:[4]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure
1 Pak Hon-yong
(1900–1956?)
  1948–1953
2 Nam Il
(1915–1976)
  1953–1959
3 Pak Song-chol
(1913–2008)
  1959–1970
4 Ho Dam
(c. 1929–1991)
  1970–1983
5 Kim Yong-nam
(born 1928)
  1983–1998
6 Paek Nam-sun
(1929–2007)
  1998–2007
Kang Sok-ju
(1939–2016)
Acting Minister
  2007
7 Pak Ui-chun
(born 1932)
  2007–2014
8 Ri Su-yong
(born 1940)
  2014–2016
9 Ri Yong-ho
(born 1956)
  2016–present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Choe Son-hui, N.K. diplomat on U.S. affairs, promoted to vice minister". Yonhap. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Hotham, Oliver (27 February 2018). "Choe Son Hui promoted to vice-minister at DPRK foreign ministry: sources". NK News. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "FM Delegation Leaves for Singapore". Rodong Sinmun. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Foreign ministers E-K". rulers.org. B. Schemmel. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 

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