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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from February 2 to 8, 2019 (No. 1451)

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장수민
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2019-02-08
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【Internal Affairs】
On February 3, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of the establishment of the law-abiding spirit to strengthen the self-supporting economy.

On February 3, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and other units.

On February 3, the North Korean media reported that an election committee was organized for the election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly.

On February 6, the North Korean media reported that the North will lead the scientific agricultural crusade through the Party’s agricultural policy and Juche agricultural methods for high crop yields.

On February 7, the North Korean media underscored the importance of a fight to secure adequate water, which is essential for agriculture and the people’s economy.

On February 7, the North Korean media emphasized that the people must have affection and take responsibility for their professions for the nation’s prosperity, declaring that loving their professions and fulfilling their job responsibilities manifest their patriotism.

On February 7, the North Korean media reported that the North will push ahead with the second stage of the forestry restoration campaign and introduce the system of assigning responsibilities.

On February 8, the North Korean media, on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), underscored that the KPA is the most important pillar in which the Party has firm confidence and declared that the KPA, under the leadership of the Party, will continue to carry on its glorious history and tradition.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】 
On February 5, the North Korean media condemned the South Korean conservative parties’ position on the increase of the South’s share of defense costs for the USFK.

On February 6, the North Korean media denounced the ROK military for announcing a mid-term defense plan and deploying F-35A fighters.

 

【Foreign Affairs】 
On February 2, the North Korean media reported that a vice chairman of the central standing committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan supported the appeal adopted at a joint conference of the DPRK government, political parties, and organizations.

On February 3, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said that the North respects the self-determination of the Venezuelan government and people regarding the Venezuelan crisis.

On February 4, the North Korean media called on the US to make a fair proposal and assume a proper attitude toward negotiations.

On February 4, the North Korean media reported that the central committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society expressed gratitude to the Japanese authorities for aiding distressed seamen.

On February 7, the North Korean media condemned Japan for flying patrol planes in close proximity to South Korean navy ships.