N. Korea appoints veteran diplomat as first female FM

TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) – North Korea has appointed veteran diplomat Choe Son-hui as its first female foreign minister, state media reported Saturday.

Choe, who formerly served as the North's vice foreign minister, was tapped to lead the foreign ministry at a ruling party meeting overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, the state media KCNA reported, according to France 24.

She replaces Ri Son Gwon, a hardline former military official who previously led talks with the South.

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