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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from January 20 to 26, 2018 (No. 1397)

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장수민
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2018-01-26
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Internal Affairs

On January 25, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory along with Ri Sol Ju.

On January 20, the North Korean media reported that an enlarged plenary meeting of the Cabinet was held and “On measures for carrying through the highly important tasks advanced by respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address” was discussed.

On January 23, the North Korean media reported that the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea announced a decision, “On making February 8 as the founding day of the Korean People’s Army” on January 22.

On January 25, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at the construction site for establishing the “carbon 1 chemical industry.”

On January 25, the North Korean media reported a plan to construct the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area.

Inter-Korean Affairs

On January 23, the North Korean media reported that an advance team of officials visited South Korea on January 21-22 to inspect the concert halls where a North Korean art troupe is scheduled to perform.

On January 23, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, in a statement, condemned South Korean conservative organizations for burning the North Korean flag and called for an apology, punishment of those found responsible, and prevention of any recurrence of such incident.

On January 25, the North Korean media reported that the DPRK government, political parties, and organizations held a meeting and issued an appeal to all Koreans at home and abroad on January 24.

 

Foreign Affairs

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that a chief press officer of the Institute for American Studies, affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blasted the US for deploying strategic nuclear assets in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula and planning a test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

On January 25, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the DPRK-Asia Association, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, denounced the adoption of “Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula” at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) on January 20.