North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Chief Prosecutor Meets Vietnam’s President

Vietnam President Trương Tấn Sang met and hosted a reception for Jang Pyong Gyu, Director of the DPRK Supreme Public Prosecutor’s [central prosecutor] Office on December 2 (Wednesday) in Hanoi.  During the visit, Jang Pyong Gyu […]

Dec, 03

Gen. Pak Yong Sik and KPA Delegation Meet Vietnam’s President and Minister of Defense

Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with Vietnam’s President Trương Tấn Sang on November 27 (Friday).  Also attending the meeting were DPRK […]

Nov, 29

New DPRK Ambassador to Czech Republic

Ri Kwang Il has been appointed the DPRK’s new ambassador to the Czech Republic.  Ri previously served as a deputy director of the DPRK Institute for Disarmament and Peace.  He replaces Ri Pyo’ng-kap (Ri Pyong […]

May, 28
People’s Security Minister Meets VN Counterpart

People’s Security Minister Meets VN Counterpart

Minister of People’s Security, Yi Myo’ng-su [Ri Myong Su], has discharged one of his first public acts since his appointment to the position at the SPA on 7 April.  Yi was reported by DPRK media […]

Apr, 24


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