Kim Hyok Chol

Date and place of birth

1971, Pyongyang


Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of French


2018: Nominated as the top DPRK negotiator on nuclear issues.

2015: DPRK ambassador to Spain. Expelled in 2017

2000’s: DPRK ambassador to Ethiopia

2000’s: DPRK ambassador to Sudan

Early 2000’s: Diplomat at the DPRK embassy in Cambodia

Late 1990’s: director at the Nuclear Department, DPRK MOFA. Closest assistant to Kim Kye Kwan, top DPRK negociator on nuclear issues.