October 03, 2023

Ri Son Gwon appointed North Korean foreign minister, diplomatic note confirms

Long-time military hardliner to now serve as DPRK's top diplomat, foreign embassies in Pyongyang told

A note distributed to foreign embassies in Pyongyang seen by NK News on Tuesday has confirmed the recent appointment of Ri Son Gwon as North Korea's newest foreign minister.

The Korean-language letter, distributed by the Protocol Department of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs in recent days, explains that former post-holder Ri Yong Ho was recently replaced.