North Korea’s Ambassador To Italy Is Missing

ITALY

It’s two months since North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy has gone missing and it has been reported that he might be under the protection of some western country. Jo Song-gil presented his diplomatic credentials to the Italian government in May 2015.

The 48-year-old acting diplomat who is fluent in a number of languages including Italian, French and English became his country’s temporary ambassador to Italy in October 2017 after the latter expelled Ambassador Mun Jong-nam in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear test in the preceding month.

It is believed that Jo had been permitted to take his wife and children with him to Rome, a privilege that is bestowed only to the most loyal of North Korean government official.