Special Envoy of Kim Jong Un Leaves for Russia

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) — Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), left here Monday by a special plane to visit the Russian Federation as a special envoy of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Also leaving here together with the special envoy were Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, No Kwang Chol, vice-chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, Ri Yong Chol, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, Ri Kwang Gun, vice-minister of External Economic Relations, and officials concerned.

They were seen off at the Pyongyang International Airport by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, Ri Su Yong, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Ryong Nam, minister of External Economic Relations, Kim Song Nam, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Alexandr Timonin, Russian ambassador to the DPRK. -0-