A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP
A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP

North Korean diplomat who vanished in 2018 defected to South: lawmakers

  • Lawmaker Jeon Hae-cheol said Jo Song-gil, North Korea’s former acting ambassador to Italy, came to the South after expressing wishes to resettle there
  • If confirmed, Jo would be the highest-level official from the North to defect to South Korea since 1997

Topic |   North Korea
A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP
A news programme showing an image of Jo Song-gil. Photo: AP
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