Senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol (foreground, pictured in February) is expected to arrive in New York this week to hold talks with American representatives in preparation for a US-North Korea summit meeting. Photo: Kyodo

Explainer: Who is Kim Yong-chol, the North Korean official heading to US to represent Kim Jong-un?

Kim Yong-chol, a former spy chief, will play a key role in preparations for the US-North Korea summit meeting

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Senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol (foreground, pictured in February) is expected to arrive in New York this week to hold talks with American representatives in preparation for a US-North Korea summit meeting. Photo: Kyodo
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