(born August 28, 1926, 1928 or 1929, in Wonsan
) is a North Korean
official. He is a Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea
, and Director of the Propaganda and Agitation
Department, responsible for coordinating the country's press, media, fine arts, and publishing to support government policy. He is also a vice-chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland
, in which capacity he has led numerous visits to the South, and has served several terms in the Supreme People's Assembly
, to which he was first elected in November 1977.