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Ri Jong-ok (10 January 1916 – 23 September 1999) was the Premier of North Korea from 1977 to 1984. He succeeded Park Sung-chul.[citation needed]

Ri Jong-ok
Li Jong-ok.jpg
4th Premier of North Korea
In office
16 December 1977 – 27 January 1984
Preceded byPak Song-chol
Succeeded byKang Song-san
Personal details
Born(1916-01-10)10 January 1916
Died23 September 1999(1999-09-23) (aged 83)
Ri Jong-ok
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 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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  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.