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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from February 29 to March 6, 2020 (No. 1507)

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장수민
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2020-03-06
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【Internal Affairs】

On February 29 and March 3, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un observed a joint strike drill of his military and extended thanks to the participating military personnel and convened a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party of Korea (KPA) on February 29; and gave field guidance at the firepower strike drill of long-range artillery sub-units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on the front on March 3.

On March 2, the North Korean media emphasized that forest restoration work is a program for the noble patriotic cause and encouraged the people to join in planting trees and restoring the forests on the occasion of Tree Planting Day (“Let’s turn all the mountains of the country into mountains of treasure and gold.”).

On March 6, the North Korean media underscored the importance of ideological work of the WPK when marking one year after Kim Jong Un sent a letter to the national meeting of the primary information workers of the WPK.

On March 6, the North Korean media reported that 221 of 380 foreigners quarantined and under medical watch to stop the spread of COVID-19 have been released from quarantine.

 

【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On March 3, the North Korean media reported that Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, in a statement, condemned the Blue House’s response to the North’s firepower strike drill (“shocked by the Blue House’s foolish way of thinking”).

On March 5, the North Korean media denounced the South’s conservative parties for spreading rumors of the North’s intervention in the general elections slated for April 15 in the South.