Impact Player: Kim Kye-gwan
November 26, 2013
Who is he?
Kim Kye-gwan is the first vice foreign minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In that capacity, he has served as the chief nuclear envoy for North Korea in the Six-Party Talks (SPT), and, therefore, as the main point person for international negotiations on DPRK’s nuclear program. He served as a vice minister of foreign affairs for fifteen years before being promoted to be the first vice minister, replacing Kang Sok Ju, who was promoted to be Vice Premier. His promotion came just before the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) conference on September 28, 2010, where he was also elected as an alternate member on the Central Committee of the KWP.
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