The Korea Herald


North Korea replaces ambassador to Germany

By 이선영

Published : June 19, 2011 - 19:01

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North Korea replaced its top envoy to Germany, the country’s official news agency said Saturday.

Ri Si-hong was appointed the new ambassador to the European nation under a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North’s legislature, according to a one-sentence dispatch of the Korean Central News Agency.

It provided no further details.

Little is known about Ri, except that he accepted a letter from a human rights group in his capacity as acting ambassador to Britain in 2003. 

(Yonhap News)