May 24, 2022

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North Korea appoints new ambassador to Czech Republic

Ju Won Chol will formally replace Kim Pyong Il, uncle of Kim Jong Un, who left Prague late last year

North Korea earlier this month appointed a new ambassador to the Czech Republic, publicly-available documents revealed this week, formally replacing long-time diplomat and uncle of the North Korean leader Kim Pyong Il as Pyongyang's top envoy in Prague.

The Czech government has formally agreed to accept Ju Won Chol as ambassador -- a process known in diplomacy as agrément -- though he is yet to present his credentials to the country's President.