Kim Yong-nam

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Kim Yong-nam
Kim Yong-nam in 2015
President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea
In office
5 September 1998 – 11 April 2019
PremierHong Song-nam
Pak Pong-ju
Kim Yong-il
Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
LeaderKim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Preceded byYang Hyong-sop
Succeeded byChoe Ryong-hae
Personal details
Born (1928-02-04) 4 February 1928 (age 96)
Heijo, Korea
(now Pyongyang, North Korea)
Political partyWorkers' Party of Korea
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-nam
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏngnam

Kim Yong-nam (Hangul: 김영남; Hanja: 金永南; born 4 February 1928) is a North Korean politician. He serves as President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly. He was in this position from 1998 to 2019.[1] Previously, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1983 to 1998.[2] He was elected a member of the Presidium of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in 2010.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Blessings,condolences". The Pyongyang Times. 6 January 2007. p. 1.
  2. Dae-woong, Jin (2007-10-04). "Who's who in North Korea's power elite". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2007-10-05.[permanent dead link]