North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Pyong Il

Kim Pyong Il

DPRK Ambassador to the Czech Republic and nonresident to Slovakia

KJI’s step-brother


Kim Il-sung University, Political Economy (matriculated ca. 1973)

Kim Il-sung Military Academy, Strategy Department

Upon completing his education, Kim Pyong-il was commissioned by the KPA as a Major General.


1976: Unit commander, Guard Command (Bodyguard/Escort Bureau)

1979: Military Attache, DPRK Embassy to Yugoslavia

1988: DPRK Ambassador to Hungary

1989: DPRK Ambassador to Bulgaria

1994: DPRK Ambassador to Finland

1998: DPRK Ambassador to Poland

2014: DPRK Ambassador to the Czech Republic

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