North Korea is a country in East Asia, which comprises the northern section of the Korean Peninsula, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang and it’s the country’s largest city.
The Foreign Ministry is responsible for the conduct of the foreign policy of the North Korean Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic. The minister of this kind is responsible for the government’s relations with the foreign world, including the US and other superpowers.
The Foreign Ministry has a first vice minister and seven other vice-ministers, as well as the foreign minister. Kim Kye-Gwan is the current First Deputy Minister. Choe Son-hui, Han Song-Ryol, and Choe Hui-chol also form part of the other vice-ministers. The Ministry includes an organization called the American Studies Institute.
Ri Yong Ho, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday that North Korean foreign minister was replaced.
Ri’s substitution has not been recognized. However, Pyongyang will reveal next Thursday to his successor, said the report quoting unnamed sources.
The unification ministry of South Korea, which is responsible for North Korea’s affairs, has confirmed that any adjustment to Ri status needs to be carefully evaluated.
Ri is a son of Ri Myong Je who, according to a ministry of South Korean unification, was born in 1956. He is the former deputy director of the Departments of organizations and governance (OGD), a shadowy body within the working-class party.
He was also a publisher of Pyongyang’s state-run media house, the central media agency Korean News Agency (KCNA).
Ri has held several high-level posts dealing with the West for several years, and he studied English fluently at Pyongyang’s prestigious University of Foreign Languages.
Around 2003 and 2007, he served as a Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for North Korea’s six-party nuclear program talks in London and was North Korea’s vice-minister.