Pak Song-chol

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Pak Song-chol
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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 (September 2, 1913[1] – October 28, 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]

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.

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  3. ^ Oberdorfer, Don; Carlin, Robert (2014). The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History. Basic Books. p. 19. ISBN 9780465031238. 

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