Ri Su Yong (85 years old) the former tutor of Kim Jong Un when both lived in Switzerland. Ri Su Yong, the former Ministry of FA of North Korea, is going to retire, according to official North Korean sources. Continue reading “Time to retire for Ri Su Yong”
According to the South Korean newspaper “Joongangilbo”, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump both arrived in Singapore on Sunday, setting the stage for their historic summit in the Southeast Asian nation on Tuesday 12/6.
I’m pleased to announce the publication of my 5th book entitled “Korea Północna: zarys ewolucji systemu politycznego” (North Korea: an analysis of the evolution of the political system) devoted to the North Korean leadership. This monograph is also analyzing last changes which took place within North Korean political institutions.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea has named Han Tae-song as its new ambassador to Switzerland, Pyongyang’s state media said Thursday.
The US are regularly applying new sanctions towards the leaders of North Korea. Recently the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated top officials of the North Korean regime, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ten other individuals, and five entities, for their ties to North Korea’s notorious abuses of human rights.
I’ve uploaded the paper “Rationalist Theory of International Relations: The Case of Relations between North Korea and Poland after 1989”.
According to the Chosun Ilbo, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (a top leader of the former and current DPRK leadership) arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport on Thursday. Pundits believe he is sounding out his hosts about a possible visit from regime leader Kim Jong-un.
But Ri is only passing through en route to Africa, according to a diplomatic source in Beijing, and has no official schedule to meet Chinese officials.
He left the airport in a North Korean embassy vehicle and no Chinese officials welcomed him at the airport.
But Ri Chol is expected to stay for four days, leaving enough time for him to hold a closed-door meeting with Chinese officials.
China invited Kim to a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in September, but ties are chilly at the moment.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday expressed willingness to offer food aid to North Korea after a severe drought there.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that Beijing is keeping a close watch on drought reports.
“China sends sympathy to the North, and hopes that the North Korean government and people will win the battle against drought quickly,” Lu added.
The aid could serve as a stepping stone to improving ties.
According to a familiar source in Beijing, the visit of Ri Chol is due to the nomination of a former Chinese ambassador to Hungary as a representative for 6 party nuclear talks. Interestingly Ri Chol was seen in Beijing with the former DPRK ambassador to Romania.
Sin Hong-chol, a former DPRK ambassador to Bangladesh became a DPRK deputy FM. Sin Hong-chol is a new politician on the DPRK political scene which was out of the Jang Sung-thaek network. Sin Hong-chol was partially nominated by Ri Su-yong, the tutor of Kim Jong-eun. Sin Hong-chol will work with Ri Kil-song, another DPRK Deputy FM.