September 21, 2020

Daughter of North Korean diplomat returned to DPRK last year, Italy confirms

Italian foreign ministry says that Jo Song Gil's daughter returned to North Korea in November

The daughter of a North Korean diplomat who likely defected from the country returned to the DPRK following the disappearance of her parents late last year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.

The former chargé d’affaires for the DPRK embassy in Rome, Jo Song Gil, is believed to have defected in November last year with his wife, however, it was understood that his daughter was not able to accompany them.