March 04, 2021

Kwon Jong Gun named as new head of DPRK MFA’s North American department

Official previously worked as DPRK representative to the UN

Update on 02/16/2019 at 1430 KST: This piece has been updated to include further details provided by a source.

Kwon Jong Gun, a former North Korean diplomat at the UN, is now head of the North Korean foreign ministry's North America Department, a social media post by the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said on Thursday.