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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from March 2 to 8, 2019 (No. 1455)

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장수민
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2019-03-08
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【Internal Affairs】
On March 2-5, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un made a goodwill visit to Vietnam: he arrived in Vietnam and held a summit with President Nguyen Phu Trong on March 2; visited the Monument to Heroic Martyrs and President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to pay respects and lay a wreath and left the country on March 3; and arrived in Pyeongyang on March 5.

On March 2, the North Korean media reported that the North is pushing ahead with the campaign to create forests, gardens, and orchards across the country while encouraging the people to plant trees in the spring on the occasion of Tree-Planting Day.

On March 4, the North Korean media propagandized the North’s most popular, democratic election system ahead of the elections for deputies to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly.

On March 4, the North Korean media reported that a national meeting was held to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Jonsung Revolutionary Museum.

On March 5, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the construction site for the second-stage waterway project in South Hwanghae Province.

On March 8, the North Korean media reported that a central meeting was held to mark the 109th anniversary of International Women’s Day.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On March 3, the North Korean media promoted Kim Jong Un as an ideal leader for a unified Korea on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of Kim’s visit to Panmunjeom.

On March 5, the North Korean media called on the South to stop the ROK-US joint military exercises and the import of weapons.

On March 7, the North Korean media condemned the start of the ROK-US joint military drills.


【Foreign Affairs】
On March 5, the North Korean media reported on the history of friendly relations between the North and Vietnam and the results of Kim’s visit to Vietnam.

On March 6, the North Korean media reported that the State General Bureau of Tourism and Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in tourism.

On March 8, the North Korean media denounced Japan’s response to the collapse of the second North Korea-US summit while mentioning that the US is responsible for it.