Pak Ui-chun

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Pak Ui-Chun
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Preceded by Kang Sok-ju (Acting)
Succeeded by Ri Su-yong
Premier Pak Pong-ju
Choe Yong-rim
Kim Yong-il
Personal details
Born 1932 (aged 85-86)
Pak Ui-chun
Chosŏn'gŭl 박의춘[1]
Hancha [2]
Revised Romanization Bak Eui-chun
McCune–Reischauer Pak Ŭich'un

Pak Ui-Chun (Korean pronunciation: [pa.ɡi.tsʰun] or [pak̚] [ɰi.tsʰun]; born 1932)[3] is a North Korean diplomat and politician. He was the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and was replaced by Ri Su-yong following the 2014 North Korean parliamentary election.[4]

Pak began his diplomatic career in 1972, and went on to serve as ambassador of North Korea to Algeria, Syria and Lebanon. From 1989 to 2007, he served as ambassador to Russia, before being appointed Foreign Affairs Minister upon the death in office of his predecessor Paek Nam-sun.[5]

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  1. ^ "박의춘 외무상 등 북한 고위 관료들 중국 방문", Voice of America, April 28, 2008
  2. ^ "駐러 北대사 `對北 제재는 `전쟁 선포` 간주`", Joins, January 13, 2003
  3. ^ News Agency, Yonhap (2000). Korea annual. University of California. p. 809. ISBN 978-89-7433-051-4. 
  4. ^ "N.Korean Regime Reshuffles Top Posts", Chosun Ilbo, 10 April 2014
  5. ^ "N Korea has new foreign minister" Archived 2008-03-21 at the Wayback Machine., Agence France-Presse, May 19, 2007

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kang Sok-ju
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Ri Su-yong