February 22, 2020

North Korea’s foreign ministry appoints new head of U.S. affairs department
Jo Chol Su replaces Kwon Jong Gun as working-level negotiations loom
Jo Chol Su has been appointed to lead the North Korean foreign ministry's influential North America Department, Russia's embassy in Pyongyang said on Wednesday, in a surprise promotion that comes as the DPRK prepares for working-level talks with the U.S. over the weekend.Reporting on a meeting between Russian ambassador Alexander Matsegora, visiting scholar Anton Khlopkov, and Jo, the