September 28, 2020

North Korea appoints vice foreign minister as new ambassador to Russia

Previous ambassador left Moscow last summer, as Sin Hong Chol enters role with long history of experience with Russia

North Korea recently filled its long-vacant role of ambassador to Moscow with foreign ministry veteran Sin Hong Chol, the TASS news agency reported late Wednesday.

Sin enters the role having served as vice minister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) since 2014, according to TASS, during which he led and joined delegations to Russia and hosted top Russian officials in Pyongyang.