North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Comments on DPRK-African Rels

The DPRK Foreign Ministry’s spox commented on DPRK-African relations on June 19 (Sunday).  According to KCNA, the DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman said: An assistant secretary of the US Department of … Continue reading


Ri Su Yong Meets with Mozambique Delegation

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Ri Su Yong met with Eliseu Joaquim Machava and a delegation of the Mozambique … Continue reading


3 DPRK Doctors Killed in NE Nigeria (updated)

Three DPRK physicians were killed in their Nigerian apartment in Yobe State early on 10 February (Sunday), after being attacked  in what was either a botched robbery or attacked by … Continue reading

02/11/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK, Nigerian Investment Commission Complete Memo of Understanding

DPRK state media reported on 10 December (Monday) that the Korea Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation Committee completed an agreement with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.  A ceremony for signing … Continue reading

12/10/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Economic Delegation Visits Egypt

DPRK state media reported on 15 November (Thursday) that DPRK Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding in Cairo on 14 … Continue reading

11/17/2012 · Leave a comment

Nigerian Delegation Visits Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 11 October (Thursday) that the DPRK-Nigeria Joint Committee concluded its third meeting.  The Nigerian delegation was headed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Viola … Continue reading

10/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Yong Nam Meets with Foreign Leaders and Attends NAM Summit

DPRK state media reported on 31 August (Friday) that Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), President of the DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and titular head of state met with … Continue reading

09/01/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Establishes Relations with South Sudan

DPRK Ambassador to Ethiopia, Kim Hyok Chol, signed a diplomatic agreement with the newly established county of South Sudan.  According to an 18 November report in KCNA, Kim met Arop … Continue reading

11/20/2011 · 1 Comment

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