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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from April 14 to 20, 2018 (No. 1409)

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2018-04-20
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【Internal Affairs】
On April 14-18, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un met with Song Tao, the head of the Communist Party of China’s International Liaison Department (April 14); hosted a banquet for a Chinese art troupe (April 14); visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the birthday of late President Kim Il Sung (April 15); enjoyed a ballet performance entitled “Red Women’s Company” by the Chinese art troupe with his wife, Ri Sol Ju (April 16); talked with Song Tao (April 17); and arranged a dinner for the Chinese art troupe (April 17).

On April 15, the North Korean media reported that First Lady Ri Sol Ju watched the first concert by the Chinese art troupe.

On April 14, the North Korean media reported that a meeting for celebrating the 106th birth anniversary of late President Kim Il Sung took place.

On April 17, the North Korean media reported that a meeting took place at the Central Hall of Workers to mark the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of “The Socialist Labor Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

On April 19, the North Korean media reported that the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) decided to hold the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the WPK.

On April 19, the North Korean media reported that a meeting for marking the 70th anniversary of the Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Social Organizations in South and North Korea took place.

On April 20, the North Korean media reported the excavation of Kwangbok Temple, a site dating to the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392).


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On April 17, the North Korean media condemned the South’s re-investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan.

On April 18, the North Korean media asserted that the Inter-Korean summit is the result of the leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Un.

On April 20, the North Korean media denounced the South Korean conservative parties’ remarks regarding the Inter-Korean and North Korea-US summit meetings.


【Foreign Affairs】
On April 17, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un expressed his deepest sympathy and solidarity with the cause of justice for the Syrian government and people in a message of congratulations sent to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the 72nd anniversary of Syrian independence.

On April 18, the North Korean media blasted Japan’s scheme to become a military power.

On April 20, the North Korean media reported that a meeting of the Secretariat of the Women’s International Democratic Federation and a meeting of its Directive Committee were opened.