Kim Chang-sop is confirmed dead at the age of 74.
Kim was best known as a North Korean politician.
Kim Chang-sop
Vice minister of the State Security Department
In office
February 2015 – June 2020
Supreme LeaderKim Jong-un
Personal details
BornJanuary 2, 1946
Unsan County, South Pyongan Province
DiedJune 9, 2020
CitizenshipNorth Korean
Political partyWorkers' Party of Korea
Alma materKim Il-sung Higher Party School
Kim Chang-sop (Korean: 김창섭) was a North Korean politician.
Kim Chang-sop was born on January 2, 1946 in the Unsan County in South Pyongan Province. He joined the Korean People's Army in July 1963. He was a graduate of the Kim Il-sung Higher Party School.
He was the vice minister of the State Security Department and is the head of the Political Department of that agency. He has also been the deputy of the Supreme People's Assembly since the 11th convocation in September of 2003.
During the 3rd Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea on September 28, 2010, he was elected as a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, and also for the first time sat in the Central Committee itself.
Following the death of Kim Jong-il in December 2011, Kim Chang-sop was ranked 26th in the 233-member Mourning Committee..
Kim Chang Sop passed away in June 2020. According to the KCNA News Agency:
" The Supreme Lider Kim Jong Un sent a wreath to the bier of Kim Chang Sop, former director of the Political Bureau of the Ministry of State Security who is the winner of Order of Kim Il Sung and Order of Kim Jong Il and twice DPRK Hero, on June 9, expressing deep condolences over his death".
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