North Korean diplomat who went missing in Italy two years ago has defected to South Korea
According to new reports, high ranking North Korean diplomat Jo Song Gil, who went missing in Italy in November of 2018, has defected to South Korea with his wife. Jo left the North Korean embassy in Rome, where he was employed as acting ambassador, and defected to South Korea where he now resides. This makes Jo one of the regime’s most high profile officials to defect in decades. His whereabouts have been unknown for roughly two years, but earlier this week South Korean authorities confirmed that the ambassador had defected in 2019.