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Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from March 30 to April 5, 2019 (No. 1459)

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2019-04-05
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【Internal Affairs】
On April 4, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave field guidance at the construction site in the town of Samjiyeon; visited a family of triplet sisters who had just moved into a new house; and the Potato Farina Production Factory in Samjiyeon.

On March 30, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of the project for sprucing up Samjiyeon County and urged the people to push ahead with the construction project.

On March 31, the North Korean media, in an article (“Juche Idea Is Eternal Banner of Korean Revolution”) marking the 37th anniversary of the publication of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s work “On the Juche Idea,” said that the Juche idea is the unique guiding idea of the Korean revolution.

On March 30, the North Korean media reported that the people should establish a hygienic and civilized culture during the March and April spring hygienic campaign.

On March 31, the North Korean media reported the completion of the first water tunnel at the Orangchon Power Station No. 4 construction site.

On April 1, the North Korean media underscored the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude.

On April 2, the North Koreanmedia emphasized that the North overcame difficulties in the past by the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance.

On April 2, the North Korean media reported that the four elements (breed, feed, breeding management, and prevention of epidemics) are important to the development of the livestock industry and encouraged individual livestock farming as a side job.

On April 2, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the Jangsong and Raengjong Co-op Farms, the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, and a leather tanning factory in Pyeongyang.

On April 4, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of inter-provincial competition for economic development.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On April 1, the North Korean media argued that the South’s prudent stance on inter-Korean relations is tantamount to an evasion of responsibility to implement the joint declarations.

On April 2, the North Korean media condemned the ROK-US joint military exercises including the combat search-and-rescue drill Pacific Thunder in the air and the stop-and-search exercise on the sea.

On April 3, the North Korean media denounced the South for holding the ceremony marking West Sea Defense Day.

On April 3, the North Korean media called on the South to hold fast to the principles of national independence and By Our Nation Itself.

On April 5, the North Korean media asserted that the main cause of the breakdown in inter-Korean relations is the South’s cooperation with foreign forces.

【Foreign Affairs】
On March 30, the North Korean media reported that Vice Chairman Ri Su Yong of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and Laotian Vice President Phankham Viphavanh signed an agreement on exchange and cooperation between the WPK and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).

On March 31, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, argued that the break-in of the North Korean embassy in Spain was a grave breach of state sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international law.

On April 2, the North Korean media reported that Minister Choe Pu Il of People’s Security held talks with Russian Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev of Internal Affairs.

On April 4-5, the North Korean media reported that the wheat that the government of the Russian Federation donated to the DPRK through the WFP arrived at Hungnam Port on April 2 and underscored the significance of amicable bilateral relations.