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Vol 2 (AAC) No 7

Published 1st May 2009

Kim Yong-nam

Chairman, Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, North Korea

Born in Pyongyang in 1928, while the Korean peninsula was under Japanese occupation, Kim Yong-nam came of age as Soviet-backed Kim Il-sung consolidated power over North Korea and set it on its singular, isolated path. He is as near as North Korea gets to a foreign policy guru.

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