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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from January 18 to 24, 2020 (No. 1501)

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2020-01-24
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【Internal Affairs】

On January 18, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un visited the funeral parlor for Hwang Sun Hui, director general of the Korean Revolution Museum.

On January 18, the North Korean media reported that the conference for reviewing work in agriculture in 2019 was held in Pyeongyang on January 17th and that Chairman Kim Jong Un and Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) delivered congratulatory letters to the conference.

On January 20, the North Korean media reported that the North held a state funeral for Hwang Sun Hui in the Sojang Hall in Pyeongyang and that Choe Ryong Hae, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), delivered a condolatory address.

On January 20, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, president of the SPA Presidium, gave field guidance at the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and the Sariwon Chicken Farm.

On January 20, the North Korean media reported that the three-day conference for reviewing work in agriculture in 2019 was concluded.

On January 20, the North Korean media reported that Choe Tong Guk, vice minister of Commerce, promoted the establishment of measures to consolidate the state commerce system.

On January 21, the North Korean media emphasized that the offensive spirit of Mount Baekdu is the revelation of a strong spirit of independence.

On January 21, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at various units including the construction site of the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory, the Yongyu Mine, and the Posan Iron Works.

On January 22, the North Korean media reported that a meeting of environmental protection and forestry officials was held and that Kim Jong Gwan, the new minister of the People’s Armed Forces, attended the meeting.

On January 22-23, the North Korean media reported that the North’s social organizations held general meetings to carry through the tasks presented at the WPK plenary meeting: the 6th Central Committee of the Socialist Women’s Union of Korea held its 9th plenary session; the 9th Central Committee of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League held its 11th plenary session; the 8th Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea held its 10th plenary session; and the 7th Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea held its 9th plenary session.

On January 23, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly adopted the Act on Maritime Search and Rescue.

On January 23, the North Korean media underscored the need to strengthen the parliamentary cabinet system and the cabinet-based system.

 

【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On January 23, the North Korean media reported on the confirmed coronavirus cases in the South.

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that a North Korean table tennis team beat a South Korean team by 3 to 1.

 

【Foreign Affairs】

On January 24, the North Korean media reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an invitational banquet for diplomats stationed in the North on the occasion of the Lunar New Year’s Day on January 23, where Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon participated and delivered a speech.