North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Ambassador to Italy Presents Credentials

DPRK state media reported on 23 June (Saturday) that the country’s newly appointed ambassador to Italy presented his credentials to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on 19 June in Rome.  According … Continue reading

06/25/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Ambassador to Italy, Chosen Soren Chairman Appointed

DPRK state media reported on 18 May (Friday) that the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium appointed Kim Chun Guk as the country’s new ambassador to Italy.  Kim has served as … Continue reading

05/20/2012 · 2 Comments

DPRK Diplomats in EU Present Credentials

ONASA reported on 15 May (Tuesday) that Bakir Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Chairman of the Presidency), met with and accepted a letter of credence from Kim Son Gyong (Kim … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Yong Rim Visits Iron and Steel Complex, Attends Trade Fair

DPRK state media reported on Wednesday (16 May) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim inspected the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex on Tuesday (15 May).  KCNA reports: The workers … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · Leave a comment

Hyon Hak Bong Presents Credentials in Dublin

Newly appointed DPRK Ambassador to the UK, Hyon Hak Bong (Hyo’n Hak-pong) presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Ireland, Hyon’s nonresident diplomatic mission.  KCNA reports: Ireland … Continue reading

03/24/2012 · Leave a comment

Unhasu Orchestra Performs in Paris

The U’nhasu Orchestra gave its first performance in Paris on Wednesday, 14 March to a sold-out audience.  The concert was divided into two parts with the U’nhasu playing its own … Continue reading

03/17/2012 · 3 Comments

Jon Yong Jin Arrives in Havana

On 13 February 2012, Jon Yong Jin presented his credentials to Cuban Vice President Gladys Bejerano (a.k.a. Gladys Maria Bejerano Portela).  For a number of years Jon served as vice … Continue reading

02/22/2012 · 4 Comments

Pyongyang Restaurant Opened in Amsterdam

After a small delay, the Netherlands branch of Pyongyang Restaurant opened in the Osdorp area of western Amsterdam in mid-January 2012.  The grand opening is scheduled to occur on 17 … Continue reading

02/05/2012 · 3 Comments

Where Are You Tonight?

As 2011 draws to a close, several media reports have come out about DPRK citizens who are unaccounted for or difficult to locate.  On or around 20 November, eight (8) … Continue reading

12/18/2011 · Leave a comment

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