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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from April 13 to 19, 2019 (No. 1461)

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2019-04-19
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【Internal Affairs】
On April 13-18, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un participated in a meeting on the second day of the first session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly; visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun; gave field guidance at the Sinchang Fish Farm; and supervised the combat drill of Unit 1017 of the Air and Anti-aircraft Force and a test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon.

On April 14, the North Korean media reported that a mass rally was held to celebrate the re-election of Kim Jong Un as the chairman of the State Affairs Commission.

On April 14, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un issued an order on the promotion of commanding officers of the Korean People’s Army (KPA): Pak Jong Chon, Kim Kwang Hyok, and Kim Myong Sik were promoted to the rank of general and 33 other officers including Jang Yong Su and Ko In Chol to the rank of major general.

On April 14, the North Korean media reported that the Taesong Department Store was remodeled ahead of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

On April 15, the North Korean media reported that a central meeting to celebrate the 107th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung was held at Pyongyang Gymnasium on April 14.

On April 17, the North Korean media emphasized that the North will thoroughly implement the points of Kim Jong Un’s policy speech.

On April 19, the North Korean media reported that a rally in Gangwon Province adopted an appeal to all working people across the nation.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On April 13, the North Korean media condemned the South’s introduction of two F-35A fighter jets and its plan to introduce more F-35As later.

On April 16, the North Korean media denounced the government briefings to the National Assembly by Cheongwadae and departments involved in unification, foreign relations, and national security.

On April 18, the North Korean media blasted the South for outsourcing a case study on EU integration.


【Foreign Affairs】
On April 13, the North Korean media reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong sent congratulatory messages to Kim Jong Un for his re-election as the chairman of the North Korean State Affairs Commission.

On April 17, the North Korean media condemned the US regarding the passage of the Special Measures Agreement on defense cost-sharing at the South Korean National Assembly.

On April 18, the North Korean media reported that the director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of American Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, accused Pompeo of “self-indulgence” and “reckless remarks” and called on Trump to drop him as the top DPRK-US negotiator.