North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading


DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading


DPRK Premier Visits Factories in Sinu’iju

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong visited the Rakwo’n (Nagwo’n) Machine Complex and Ponghwa Chemical Factory in Sinu’iju and toured agriculture machine factories in … Continue reading


Mongolia, DPRK Sign Economic Agreements

Following a meeting of senior DPRK and Mongolian government officials at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday), the two countries signed two economic agreements, along with a … Continue reading

10/29/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Yong Nam Meets New Iran’s New President

Iranian President Hassan Rohani met with Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), the DPRK titular head of state in Tehran on 3 August (Saturday).  During … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · 4 Comments

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Factories and Farm in N. P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 29 June (Saturday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited two factories and a cooperative farm in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak’s first visits were to … Continue reading

06/30/2013 · Leave a comment

So Chang Sik Presents Letter of Credence to Kuwaiti Emir

DPRK state media reported on 21 January (Monday) that newly appointed DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait So Chang Sik presented his diplomatic credentials (letters of credence) to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh … Continue reading


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