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김영남  김영남 
최고인민회의 상임위원회 위원장이다. | A North Korean politician, the current Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.





김영남(金永南, 1928년 2월 4일~)은 조선민주주의인민공화국의 정치인으로. 최고인민회의 상임위원회 위원장이다.



중국 료녕성(遼寧省) 관전현(寬甸縣) 진강진(振江鎭) 서강촌(西江村)에서 태어났다. 본명은 김명삼(金明參)으로 김택세(金擇世)의 장남으로 태어났다. 형제로는 동생 김동삼(金東參,김기남(金基男?)) 그리고 여동생 한명이 있다. 그의 가족들은 광복 직전에 헤이룽장 성(黑 龍江省) 목란현(木蘭縣) 농촌 지역으로 이주하여 그 후 상지현(尚志縣) 흑룡궁진(黑龍宮鎭)에 이주하여 생활하였는데 중학교를 상지현 상조 조선족 중학교를 재학 중에 한국 전쟁이 일어나자, 북한이 젊은이들의 참전할 것을 호소하자, 이에 참전하여 한반도로 향하였다. 휴전을 한 뒤에 귀국하여 북한의 복구와 건설로 가족들을 이끌고 재차 북한 지역으로 갔다. 김일성종합대학을 졸업하고 모스크바 대학교에 유학했다. 1970년 11월 당 중앙위원이 되었다. 1972년에 최고인민회의 대의원, 당 국제부 부부장, 외교부 차관을, 1975년에는 당 국제담당서기를 역임했으며, 1978년에는 당 정치국원이 되어 최고급간부가 됐다. 1983년에 부총리겸 외무부장관에 취임했다. 1994년에는 김일성 주석 추모대회에서 추모연설을 하였다. 1998년 최고인민회의 상임위원회 위원장에 선출되었고, 2009년 4월 9일 조선민주주의인민공화국 최고인민회의 제12기 제1차회의에서 위원장에 재선출되었으며, 2010년 9월에는 조선로동당 정치국 상무위원에 선출되었다. 당내 서열은 2011년 12월 현재 김정일이 사망한 후 서열 1위에 오른 김정은에 이은 2위이다.







Kim Yong-nam (born 4 February 1928) is the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, a position he has held since 1998. Previously he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1983 to 1998. He was elected a member of the Presidium of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2010.


He was born in the Central District, Heijo (now called Pyongyang), on February 4, 1928. After graduating from a university, he worked as a teacher at the central party School, vice-department director of the WPK Central Committee, vice-minister of foreign affairs, and first vice-department director, department director and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, vice-premier of the administration council and concurrently minister of Foreign Affairs.


In theory, he, Premier Pak Pong-ju, and National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong-un form a tripartite executive, each having powers equal to a third of a president's in Presidential systems, controlling foreign relations, government and domestic affairs, and defense, respectively. In practice, Kim Jong-un, like his father, Kim Jong-il, before him, exercises absolute control over the country, and the Chairman of the Presidium is considered a junior position.


Kim embarked on a two-week tour of Mongolia, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Singapore on 20 July 2007. On 18 March 2008, he embarked on a goodwill tour of four African states. Arriving in Namibia on 20 March, he was present for the inauguration of a new presidential residence that was built by North Korea. He also held talks with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba and signed an agreement on public health cooperation with Pohamba. He subsequently visited Angola, where he met with President José Eduardo Dos Santos on 24 March the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he met with President Joseph Kabila on 26 March and Uganda, where he met with President Yoweri Museveni on 29 March. He returned to North Korea on 1 April.




updated: 2014-02-03

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