December 07, 2023

Choe Son Hui promoted to vice-minister at DPRK foreign ministry: sources

Current head of MOFA American department to become one of several deputies to Ri Yong Ho

Update at 1645 KST: This article has been amended with further details on the foreign ministry reshuffle.

Choe Son Hui, formerly the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) director of the North American department, has been promoted to a vice-ministerial position, according to a diplomatic note circulated to officials in Pyongyang last week.