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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from April 27 to May 3, 2019 (No. 1463)

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2019-05-03
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【Internal Affairs】
On April 27, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a World War II memorial to Russia’s Pacific Fleet, had lunch with the governor of Yeonhaeju (Primorsky Krai), and returned to the North by his private train after finishing his visit to Russia early in the morning of April 27.

On April 29, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at various units including the Sunchon Cement Complex and the Kumsong Tractor Factory.

On April 29, the North Korean media emphasized the grand march for self-reliance on the agricultural front.

On April 30, the North Korean media reported that the Natural Energy Institute under the State Academy of Sciences directs efforts to harness renewable energy resources for electric power production.

On May 1, the North Korean media reported that a national meeting was held to mark the 129th May Day.

On May 1, the North Korean media underscored that the people should improve their lives through livestock farming.

On May 2, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, gave field guidance at the hot spring tourist area under construction in Yangdeok, South Pyeongan Province.

On May 3, the North Korean media called for the expansion of arable land through tideland reclamation projects.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On May 1, the North Korean media reported that the workers’ organizations of South and North Korea issued a joint statement marking the 129th May Day.

On April 27, the North Korean media reported that the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK released a memorandum extolling the achievements of Kim Jong Un with respect to the first anniversary of the Panmunjeom Declaration.

On April 27, the North Korean media reported that the North, South and Overseas Sides Committees for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration released an appeal calling for “thorough implementation” of the Panmunjeom Declaration on the occasion of its first anniversary.

On April 27, the North Korean media condemned the ROK-US joint military exercises including Alliance 19-1 and Alliance 19-2.

On April 29, the North Korean media argued for the thorough implementation of the inter-Korean joint declarations.

On April 30, the North Korean media denounced the Alliance 19-2 exercise that replaced Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG).

On May 1, the North Korean media maintained that the resumption of operations at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex would facilitate the negotiations between North Korea and the US.

【Foreign Affairs】
On April 30, the North Korean media reported that First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blasted the “change of path” mentioned by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.