February 20, 2020

Kim Pyong Il, long-time North Korean ambassador in Europe, returns home
Successor in Prague posting set to be Ju Won Chol, a former foreign ministry Second European Department official
Kim Pyong Il, half-brother of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and a diplomat who represented his country in semi-exile in Europe for over 30 years, has returned home and will be replaced as ambassador to the Czech Republic, a diplomatic source told NK News this week.The 65-year-old Kim, who began diplomatic service in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and later served as top envoy to Hungary,