March 27, 2023

Kim Jong Un’s uncle made ambassador to Czech Republic

36-plus-year political exile of Kim Pyong Il in Europe continues

Kim Pyong Il, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been appointed the new DPRK ambassador to the Czech Republic, The Prague Post and Radio Free Asia reported.

Kim Pyong Il’s reassignment from his previous post as ambassador to Poland means the continuation of his now 36-year diplomatic career – and effective exile – in Europe. Kim Pyong Il (a.k.a. Kim Phyong Il), born August 10, 1954, is the son of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung and his second wife, Kim Song Ae. He is the younger half-brother of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and uncle to current leader Kim Jong Un.