List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to North Korea

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British Ambassador to North Korea
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Incumbent
Michael Gifford

since 2012
Inaugural holder James Hoare
Chargé d'affaires
Formation 2001

The British Ambassador to North Korea is in charge of the United Kingdom's diplomatic mission to North Korea. The official title is "Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" (DPRK).[1]

History[edit]

After Britain and North Korea re-established diplomatic relations in 2000, James Hoare was appointed British Chargé d'affaires in Pyongyang; and his work laid the foundation for the establishment of a full embassy in the North Korean capital.[2]

The British Embassy in Pyongyang opened in July 2001. David Slinn was the first British Ambassador; he arrived in Pyongyang in November 2002.[3]

List of heads of mission[edit]

Consul-General to Korea[edit]

Minister to Korea[edit]

Chargé d'affaires in North Korea[edit]

Ambassador to North Korea[edit]

Name Tenure
begins
Tenure
ends
British Monarch Supreme leader
David Slinn  2002  2006
Elizabeth II
Kim Jong-il
John Everard[7]  2006  2008
Peter Hughes[8]  2008  2011
Karen Wolstenholme[8]  2011  2012
Kim Jong-un
Michael Gifford[9]  2012

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gowman, Philip. "Three ambassadors—or maybe four? Korea Update with the Anglo-Korean Society," London-Korea links. 18 June 2010; Anglo-Korean Society event, 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ Kyodo News International, "Britain appoints James Hoare as N. Korea charge," BNET. 5 February 2001.
  3. ^ Foreign& Commonwealth Office (FCO); Korea, DPR (North Korea), Diplomatic representation
  4. ^ a b c Korean Mission to the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., 1921-1922. (1922). Korea's Appeal, p. 32., p. 32, at Google Books
  5. ^ Addison, Henry Robert. (1901). Who's Who Vol. 53, p. 1156, p. 1156, at Google Books
  6. ^ Addison, Henry Robert. (1901). Who's Who Vol. 53, p. 631, p. 631, at Google Books
  7. ^ Stanford University, Korean Studies, Everard bio
  8. ^ a b "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" – Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release, 27 September 2010
  9. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" – Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release, 25 June 2012

References[edit]

  • Korean Mission to the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., 1921-1922. (1922). Korea's Appeal to the Conference on Limitation of Armament. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. OCLC 12923609

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