On April 24-26, the North Korean media
reported that Kim Jong Un departed from a railway station in
Pyeongyang on his personal train to visit Russia; arrived in
Vladivostok at 6p.m. on April 24; had a summit meeting with Russian
President Putin; and participated in a banquet.
On April 20, the North Korean media emphasized that the North should
follow the teachings left by Kim Il Sung and compared the current
situation to that of 1956.
On April 21, the North Korean media underscored that the people
should study the administrative policy speech by Kim Jong Un.
On April 23, the North Korean media reported that the electric-power
industry should focus on increasing power production.
On April 24, the North Korean media appealed to the people to make
efforts on the grand march of self-reliance.
On April 24, the North Korean media emphasized the policy of
nurturing the people as talents in science and technology.
On April 25, the North Korean media underscored the spirit of
self-reliance as a driving force for the people to not fear the
hostile forces’ sanctions scheme.
The North Korean media reported
that the Ministry of Agriculture devised measures to make a
breakthrough in agricultural production.
On April 22, the North Korean media
condemned the passage of the Special Measures Agreement on defense
cost-sharing by the South Korean National Assembly.
On April 25, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, in a
statement, denounced the South Korea-US joint air combat exercise.
On April 25, the North Korean media blasted the plan by South Korea
and the US to conduct the joint military exercise dubbed the “19-2
Exercise,” originally named as “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” (UFG).
On April 26, the North Korean media, in a comment marking the first
anniversary of the Panmunjeom Declaration, said that the South should
not hesitate in implementing the inter-Korean declaration.
On April 20, the North Korean media
reported that North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui,
in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, condemned US National
Security Advisor John Bolton for recent comments regarding the
prospects for a third meeting between President Donald Trump and DPRK
leader Kim Jong Un.
On April 20, the North Korean media reported that an art delegation
of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army gave performances.
On April 26, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and Their
Bereaved Families, in a statement, blasted a group visit to Yasukuni
Shrine by Japanese politicians.