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New Ambassador of North Korea in Russia Appointed

North Korea has appointed Kim Hoon Jung (KimHyung-joon) as its new ambassador to Russia, according to news agency RUSKOR with reference to TheKoreaTimes.

Kim Hong Jun will replace Kim Yong Zha (KimYong-jae), who has headed the Pyongyang Embassy in Moscow since September 2006. Kim Hong Jun will be the first new ambassador to Russia since Kim Jong-un came to power in North Korea in December 2011.

According to government sources, Kim Hong Jun was the North Korean ambassador to Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar and Bahrain at the beginning of the 2000. Since 2005, he is Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea.

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