Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
Kim Cho’ng-il met with Mikhail Fradkov, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, according to an 18 May [Thursday] report in DPRK media. Fradkov served as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007. Fradkov’s meeting with Kim Cho’ng-il proceeded in “a friendly and cordial manner.” KCI hosted a banquet for Fradkov after the meeting. Attending the meeting with KCI were: Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kim Kye-kwan (Kim Kye Gwan) and Senior Vice Minister of State Security and NDC Member, U Tong-ch’uk (U Tong Chuk).