Ministry of Foreign Affairs (North Korea)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국 외무성) is the government ministry of North Korea, responsible for conducting foreign relations of the country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is in charge of the ministry.
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea|
In addition to the foreign minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a First Vice Minister and seven other vice ministers. The current First Vice Minister is Kim Kye-gwan. The other vice ministers include Choe Son-hui, Han Song-ryol, and Choe Hui-chol.
The Ministry includes an organization called the Institute for American Studies.
List of officeholdersEdit
|Term of office||Head of state||Premier|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|9 September 1948||3 March 1953||4 years, 5 months||Kim Tu-bong||Kim Il-sung|
|3 March 1953||23 October 1959||6 years, 7 months||Kim Tu-bong|
|23 October 1959||1 July 1970||10 years, 8 months||Choe Yong-gon|
|1 July 1970||1 December 1983||13 years, 5 months||Choe Yong-gon
|1 December 1983||5 September 1998||14 years, 9 months||Kim Il-sung
|5 September 1998||2 January 2007||8 years, 3 months||Kim Yong-nam||Hong Song-nam|
|3 January 2007||18 May 2007||4 months||Pak Pong-ju|
|18 May 2007||9 April 2014||6 years, 10 months||Kim Yong-nam
|9 April 2014||9 May 2016||2 years, 1 month||Kim Jong-un||Pak Pong-ju|
|13 May 2016||18 January 2020||3 years, 8 months||Pak Pong-ju|
|21 January 2020||Incumbent||1 year, 272 days||Kim Jae-ryong|
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