North Korea Replaces Ri Yong Ho as Foreign Minister: NK News

Carla Canivete

(Bloomberg) -- North Korea’s Ri Yong Ho has been replaced as foreign minister after about four years as the country’s top diplomat, NK News reported, citing people familiar with the matter in Pyongyang.

The name of his replacement has not been made public, although NK News said it may be announced on or before an event for resident diplomats, scheduled for Jan. 23 in the country’s capital.

Ri has led North Korea’s diplomacy as minister of foreign affairs since 2016.

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