North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Yong Il

updated 5 May 2014

Kim Yong Il

Member, Party Central Committee


1985: Counsel, DPRK Embassy in Algeria

1990: Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Councilor to the Sub-committee on Foreign Affairs, 9th SPA

1993: (January) Senior Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1996: DPRK Ambassador to Libya

1997: DPRK At-Large Ambassador in North Africa and Mediterranean

2000: Appointed, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2003: Deputy, 11th SPA

2009: Deputy, 12th SPA

2010: Director, KWP International Department

2014: (April) Removed from office as KWP Secretary and Director of the International Affairs Department

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