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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from June 22 to 28, 2019 (No. 1471)

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2019-06-28
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【Internal Affairs】
On June 22, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un walked together with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a garden, hosted a luncheon for him, and gave him a warm farewell.

On June 22, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of quantifying business activities through scientific calculation.

On June 23, the North Korean media underscored that officials should develop abilities for conceiving, organizing, supervising, guiding and developing their work as mentioned by Kim Jong Un in his policy speech in April 2019.

On June 24, the North Korean media emphasized the significance of the election of deputies to provincial, city, and county assemblies and encouraged the people to vote.

On June 25, the North Korean media underscored that the people should carry on the spirit of protecting the fatherland on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

On June 27, the North Korean media called on the people to direct all their energy into carrying out the five-year strategy for economic development.

On June 28, the North Korean media reported that the North should win a victory on the agricultural front.

On June 28, the North Korean media reported that the Wonsan Shoes Factory developed 70 new lines of shoes in the first half of the year.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On June 26, the North Korean media condemned the South’s efforts to restore ROK-Japan relations as a “pro-Japanese, unpatriotic act.”

On June 27, the North Korean media reported that the director of the National Reunification Institute, in a Q&A session with Uriminzokkiri reporters, blasted President Moon Jae-in’s remarks during his visit to Northern Europe and urged the South to implement the agreements made between the two Koreas.

On June 28, the North Korean media called on the South to cease all ROK-US military exercises including the Alliance 19-2 joint military exercises slated for August.

【Foreign Affairs】
On June 23, the North Korean media reported that US President Donald Trump sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

On June 26, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, denounced the US’s hostile acts and suggested that the North may use force.

On June 26, the North Korean media reported that Vice Foreign Minister Im Chon Il met with his Russian counterpart.

On June 27, the North Korean media reported that Kwon Jong Gun, the director of the department of North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, condemned the US’s attitude toward the negotiations and blasted the South by saying “Mind your own business.”