Kim Young-jae (born on the 7th July 1952), is a former DPRK ambassador to Russia. He studied english at the Kim Il-sung university.
Since 2002, he’s connected to the Russian world of business. In the past he was a Vice Minister of the Ministry of Trade. Kim Young-jae is known for his open-minded character. He’s also a member of the inner circle of Kim jong-il. I wonder whether he will remain a member of the inner circle of Kim Jong-un, which is getting reduced over the time. Kim Young-jae was probably nominated due to his connections with Russian businessmen. Kim Young-jae is also a SPA delegate.