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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from April 20 to 26, 2019 (No. 1462)

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장수민
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2019-04-26
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【Internal Affairs】
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.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
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.


【Foreign Affairs】
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.