On April 11, North Korean authorities replaced its Cabinet premier and president of the Presidium of its legislative body during Thursday’s 14th SPA parliamentary meeting.
Kim Jong-un was also re-elected chairman of the State Affairs Commission. Kim Yong-nam steps down and was replaced by Choe Ryong-hae.
Premier Pak Pong-ju replaced by with Kim Jae-ryong – a senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. Nuclear negotiator Kim Yong-chol, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, and Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui elected as members of the State Affairs Commission.
On the same day, Kim Jong-un ordered to promote the military ranks of commanding officers of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on Sunday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. According to the order, Pak Jong-chon, Kim Kwang-hyok and Kim Myon-sik were promoted to general and thirty three persons including Jang Yong-su and Ko In-chol to major general.
On April 14, Order of Kim Il-sung were conferred on Ryu Jae-yong, Ri Chong-bok and Nam Ki-ho on the occasion of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il-sung.
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According to the South Korean newspaper “Joongangilbo”, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump both arrived in Singapore on Sunday, setting the stage for their historic summit in the Southeast Asian nation on Tuesday 12/6.
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For the top-leading Polish Institute on Asian Affairs, I recently published a 4 pages analysis regarding the fate of Thae Yong-ho in South Korea. I especially explained jealousy he may face over there and the notion of fractions withinNorth Korean defectors. The article is available there.
I have the great honour of being invited by Emil Truszkowski for a hangout about the North Korean leadership. Emil is making interviews with people dealing with North Korea (the first one was done was Felix Abt. This time the event starts today at 13.00 Warsaw Time. Continue reading “Hangout about the North Korean leadership”