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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from September 14 to 20, 2019 (No. 1483)

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장수민
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2019-09-20
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【Internal Affairs】
On September 14, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission, gave field guidance at cooperative farms in South Hwanghae Province hit by Typhoon Lingling.

On September 16, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of self-reliance in the national economy and in national defense.

On September 16, the North Korean media encouraged the people to focus on autumn harvesting and threshing.

On September 18, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission, provided field guidance at cooperative farms in Pyeongyang.

On September 19, the North Korean media underscored the success of the 14th National Conference of Teachers (September 3) and encouraged the teachers and education officials to work hard.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On September 18, the North Korean media asserted that the South had admitted to kidnapping the restaurant workers who had defected to the South and called on Seoul to repatriate them.


【Foreign Affairs】
On September 16, the North Korean media reported that the director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, in a statement, emphasized the DPRK’s clear and unwavering stand, saying, “The discussion of denuclearization may be possible when threats and hurdles endangering our system security and obstructing our development are clearly removed beyond all doubt.”

On September 17, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, maintained that “the expulsion of the Japanese ships from our exclusive economic zone is a just and righteous exercise of our sovereign rights.”

On September 20, the North Korean media reported that North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil, in a statement, said that he wanted to be “optimistic” that the United States would present the “right calculation method at the upcoming talks” regarding Trump’s mention of “a new method.”

On September 20, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un sent a reply to a congratulatory message from Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the DPRK (September 9), underscoring that North Korea and China should carry on and further develop their friendship.