October 27, 2021

UK’s outbound North Korea ambassador Colin Crooks to be next ambassador to Seoul

Personnel shift likely to take place in early 2022, sources say

The United Kingdom’s outgoing ambassador to North Korea, Colin Crooks, will be the next ambassador to South Korea, multiple informed sources confirmed to NK News.

Crooks, a Korean-speaking career diplomat who has worked as the British ambassador to North Korea since Dec. 2018, will take up his new Seoul-based role in early 2022, an informed source said.