March 21, 2023

Choe Son Hui promoted to first vice foreign minister, state media confirms

Promotion sees Choe become the highest-ranking female diplomat in DPRK history

Choe Son Hui, long one of Pyongyang's top diplomats in talks with the U.S., has been promoted to the position of first vice foreign minister, North Korea's Rodong Sinmun confirmed on Friday.

Verifying rumors heard by NK News this week from informed sources, news of the promotion did not come in an official announcement.