March 20, 2023

Choe Ryong Hae on state funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon

Choe’s name appears in state media for first time in over two months

The name of senior North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae was listed among the state funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon, the Korean Central News Agency revealed Wednesday, marking the end of a more-than-two-month absence.

Following the death of Kim Yang Gon, the director of the United Front Department of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, in a car accident Tuesday, North Korea’s state run KCNA announced a state funeral for Kim, to be held December 31, as well as the composition of the funeral committee.