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Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with Participants in Light Industry Workers’ National Meeting

Cover of the 20 March 2013 edition of the Korean Workers' Party daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun

Cover of the 20 March 2013 edition of the Korean Workers’ Party daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun

 

Commemorative photograph of Kim Jong Un and members of the central leadership with participants in a national meeting of light industry workers in Pyongyang on 19 March 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

Commemorative photograph of Kim Jong Un and members of the central leadership with participants in an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers at the People’s Theater in central Pyongyang on 19 March 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

DPRK state media reported on 19 March (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with participants in a national meeting of industrial workers held in Pyongyang on 18 March (Monday).  KJU’s last reported public appearance was at the national meeting of light industry workers.  Attending the photo-op with Kim Jong Un were Choe Yong Rim (DPRK Cabinet Premier), Kim Kyong Hui (Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and Department Director and KJU’s aunt), Kim Ki Nam (KWP Secretary and Director of Propaganda and Agitation [publicity and information]), Mun Kyong Dok (Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang City [municipal] KWP Committee), Ro Tu Chol (DPRK Cabinet Vice Premier and State Planning Commission Chairman), Pak Pong Ju (Director of the KWP Light Industry Department), Ri Mu Yong (DPRK Cabinet Vice Premier) and the chief secretaries of KWP Provincial Committees and chairmen of Provincial People’s Committees.

Kim Jong Un poses for a commemorative photograph on 19 March 2013 with other members of the central leadership and participants at an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

Kim Jong Un poses for a commemorative photograph on 19 March 2013 with other members of the central leadership and participants at an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

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Participants at an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers pose for a commemorative photograph with Kim Jong Un and other members of the central leadership in Pyongyang on 19 March 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

According to KCNA, Kim Jong Un said, “the meeting loudly sounded the drive on the front of the light industry for improving the people’s living standard and made the torchlight for innovations kindled in the light industry furiously flare up for a fresh leap forward in agriculture and all economic sectors” and “warmly congratulated the participants on having successfully carried out their work with high enthusiasm and active participation and had a photo taken with them.”  KJU also “expressed belief that working people, officials, scientists and technicians in the field of light industry and related fields playing important roles in improving the people’s living standard would perform their duties for developing the light industry as required by the building of a thriving socialist nation.”

Commemorative photograph of Kim Jong Un, members of the DPRK central leadership and participants at an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers in Pyongyang on 19 March 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

Commemorative photograph of Kim Jong Un, members of the DPRK central leadership and participants at an 18 March 2013 national meeting of light industry workers in Pyongyang on 19 March 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

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This entry was posted on 03/20/2013 by in 2013 National Meeting of Light Industry Workers, 2013 Strategic Rhetoric, capital construction, Central Committee, Central Military Committee, central party life, chemical facilities, Choe Yong Rim, critical infrastructure, DPRK Cabinet, DPRK External Relations, DPRK Premier, Education Commission, Events Management Section, Finance and Accounting, Financial Planning Department, food production, General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, Guard Command, Jagang KWP Provincial Committee, Jagang Provincial People's Committee, Kangwo'n Provincial KWP Committee, Kangwo'n Provincial People's Committee, Kim Family, Kim Jong Un Visits, Kim Jong-un, Kim Sol Song (Kim Sul Song), KKH, Korean Workers' Party (KWP), KWP Provincial People's Committee, KWP Science and Education Department, land and enviroment, Light Industry Department, Mangyo'ngdae Revolutionary School Alumni, Ministry of Capital Construction, Ministry of Chemical Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Extractive Industries, Ministry of Food and Procurement, Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Light Industry, ministry of people's security, Ministry of State Security, Mun Kyong Dok, National Defense Commission (NDC), North Hamgyo'ng Provincial People's Committee, North Hwanghae Provincial KWP Committee, North Hwanghae Provincial People's Committee, North Korean press, North Pyongan Provincial People's Committee, Organization and Guidance Department, Pak Pong Ju, Party elders, party life, Political Bureau, Propaganda and Agitation Department, Provincial Party Committees, Provinicial People's Committee, Pyongyang Defense Command, Ri Mu Yong (DPRK Vice Premier), Ro Tu Chol, Ryanggang KWP Provincial Committee, Ryanggang Provincial People's Committee, Secretariat, South Hamgyo'ng KWP Provincial Committee, South Hamgyo'ng Provincial People's Committee, South Hwanghae KWP Provincial Committee, South Hwanghae Provincial People's Committee, South P'yo'ngan KWP Provincial Committee, South P'yo'ngan Provincial People's Committee, State Academy of Sciences, State Planning Commission (SPC), State Science and Technology Commission, State Security Department, water facilities, Workers' and Social Organizations.