December 07, 2023

North Korea creates new lead government body headed by Kim

State Affairs Commission replaces National Defense Commission as highest body

North Korea created a new top government entity and appointed Kim Jong Un as its chairman, the state-run Korean Central Television and Korean Central News Agency revealed Wednesday.

At the fourth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly – the North’s rubber-stamp legislature – Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the SPA and North Korea’s de jure head-of-state, announced that Kim Jong Un would be appointed chairman of the new State Affairs Commission.