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김영일  김영일 
은 조선민주주의인민공화국의 군인. | A North Korean politician.





김영일(金英日, 1944년 5월 2일 ~ )은 조선민주주의인민공화국의 군인, 정치인으로 2007년 4월 11일부터 내각 국무총리였다.


1961년(주체 50년) 조선인민군에 입대, 9년간 조선인민군에 복무한후 1970년 해운대학에 입학했다. 그 뒤 해운대학을 졸업하고 항해기사자격을 받았다. 그는 3년간의 3대혁명소조를 거쳐 14년동안 륙해운부 지도원, 부총국장으로 일하였다.


1994년 내각 육해운상, 이후 최고인민회의 대의원을 지냈다. 육해운상 재직 중 부두와 선박수리 공장 건설 등에서 거둔 실적이 높이 평가받았으며, 2007년 4월 11일 만수대의사당에서 진행된 최고인민회의 제11기 제5차회의에서 조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 국무총리에 선출되었다. 역대 총리가 노동당과 내각(정무원)을 오간 비중 있는 인물이었던 데 비해 김영일은 내각에서만 일했다. 그래서 그의 발탁을 두고 실적주의에 바탕을 둔 인사라는 평가도 있다.







Kim Yong-il (born 2 May 1944) was the Premier of North Korea from April 2007 to 7 June 2010. He was elected as Premier by the 5th session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) in April 2007, replacing Pak Pong-ju. He was then replaced by Choe Yong-rim after a rare parliamentary session on 7 June 2010.


He served in the Korean People's Army from 1960 to 1969, and then graduated from the Rajin University of Marine Transport as a navigation officer. He worked as instructor and deputy director of a general bureau of the Ministry of Land and Marine Transport for 14 years. He was the Minister of Land and Marine Transport from 1994 until his election as Premier in 2007. He oversaw the construction of new facilities at the Ryongnam Ship Repair Factory near the western port of Nampo, at the mouth of the Taedong River.


As Premier, Kim Yong-il was the head of government in the DPRK, which means he appointed ministers and vice-premiers, who were confirmed by the SPA, and he was also responsible for economic and domestic policy. Premier Kim’s first major speech at the anniversary of the state’s founding largely reinforced state ideology. However, on the economy, he carefully balanced demands for heavy industry with consumer goods, light industry, and agriculture: "We will firmly adhere to the socialist economic construction line of the military-first era and while developing the national defense industry first, we will vigorously ignite the flames of the agricultural revolution and the light industry revolution, thus the food problem and the issue of the people’s consumer goods should be smoothly resolved".


This Kim Yong-il should not be confused with another Kim Yong-il, the son of the late Kim Il-sung and half-brother of Kim Jong-il, who is said to have died in Germany in 2000.




updated: 2014-02-03

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