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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from June 29 to July 5, 2019 (No. 1472)

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장수민
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2019-07-05
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【Internal Affairs】
On July 1, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un held talks with US President Donald Trump and that the leaders of the two Koreas and the US met in Panmunjeom on June 30.

On June 29, the North Korean media reported that a national meeting was held to celebrate the third anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s election as chairman of the State Affairs Commission.
 
On July 1, the North Korean media reported that Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju of the State Affairs Commission gave field guidance at various units in North Pyeongan Province, including the Combined Reed Farm in Sindo County, the Sinuiju Chemical Fibre Mill, the Taegyedo reclaimed tideland, the Kwaksan reclaimed tideland, and the Honggondo reclaimed tideland, now under the second phase of construction.

On July 1, the North Korean media stated that the people should be prepared for damage from heavy rain during the monsoon season.

On July 3, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at the February 8 Jikdong Youth Coal Mine, the Kumpho Mine, the State Academy of Sciences, the Sunchon Coal-mining Machine Factory, and the construction site of an important power plant in Haeju Bay.

On July 3, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of education on self-reliance, saying that it is an important part of ideological education along with “five-point education.”

On July 3, the North Korean media reported that the coal industry secured hundreds of reserve coal mining fields.

On July 4, the North Korean media reported that the construction of the Palhyang Dam for the Orang Power Plant was 97 percent completed.


【 Inter-Korean Affairs】
On July 4, the North Korean media published an editorial by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) to mark the July 4 South-North Joint Communique.


【Foreign Affairs】
On June 29, the North Korean media reported that First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, in a statement, said that US President Trump’s proposal to meet Kim Jong Un at the DMZ would be “an interesting suggestion.”

On June 29, the North Korean media reported that the delegation of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland paid a visit to the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.

On July 1, the North Korean media published an article marking the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

On July 2, the North Korean media condemned Japan’s deployment of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

On July 3, the North Korean media reported that Kim Hyong Ryong, the Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, held talks with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin and discussed friendship and cooperative relations between the DPRK and the Russian militaries.