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.
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.
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.