North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, the Seoul-based NK News reports.
Ri's replacement has not been identified but Pyongyang is set to reveal his successor around next Thursday, the report said, citing unnamed sources.
South Korea's unification ministry, which is in charge of North Korea affairs, has said that any change in Ri's status should be assessed cautiously.
Ri did not attend the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in September. He had attended the high-level meeting in New York for three years from 2016 to 2018.
Australian Associated Press