Pak Song-chol

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Pak Song-chol
Picture of Pak Song-chol.jpeg
3rd Premier of North Korea
In office
19 April 1976 – 16 December 1977
Preceded by Kim Il
Succeeded by Li Jong-ok
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
23 October 1959 – 1 July 1970
Preceded by Nam Il
Succeeded by Ho Dam
Personal details
Born (1913-09-02)2 September 1913
Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Japanese Korea
Died 28 October 2008(2008-10-28) (aged 95)
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Nationality North Korean
Political party Workers Party of Korea
Pak Song-chol
Chosŏn'gŭl 박성철
Revised Romanization Bak Seong-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏngch'ŏl

Pak Song-chol or Park Sung-chul (2 September 1913[1] – 28 October 2008[2]) was the Premier of North Korea from 1976 to 1977. He succeeded Kim Il. He also served as foreign minister from 1959 to 1970.

In 1972, as deputy premier, he secretly visited Seoul in the lead-up to the Joint Statement on reunification.[3]

He was appointed as Vice President by the Supreme People's Assembly in December 1977 and he left the office in October 1997[4][5]. His last public appearance was in September 2003 in the viewing box at the 55th-anniversary commemoration inspection ceremonies in North Korea. He was one of the oldest former heads of government in the world.

Pak died on 28 October 2008. A funeral committee was appointed with Kim Yong-nam as the chairman and Jo Myong-rok and 63 others as members.[6]


  • Pak Song-chol (1977). "As He Leads The Revolution". As He Leads the Revolution, for the Freedom and Liberation of the People. Pyongyang: Foreign Languages Publishing House. OCLC 6198041.
  • — (September 1988). "The Republic Is a Great Revolutionary Achievement Obtained Through the Long and Arduous Struggle Under the Leadership of the Respected and Beloved Comrade Kim Il-song" (PDF). Kulloja. OCLC 9516938.

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ Oberdorfer, Don; Carlin, Robert (2014). The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Basic Books. p. 19. ISBN 9780465031238.
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  6. ^ "Pak Song Chol Dies". KCNA. 29 October 2008. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.

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