North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Gen. Pak Yong Sik Meets with Lao President and Defense Minister

  Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with the Laos President Choummaly Sayasone and Lao Defense … Continue reading


Special Investigative Committee Formed Under National Defense Commission

On 4 July 2014, the DPRK Government formed a special investigative committee charged with a “comprehensive” enquiry into the the whereabouts and status of all Japanese nationals presently residing, or … Continue reading


DPRK, China Prosecutors’ Offices Sign Cooperation Memo

A delegation from the DPRK Supreme Prosecutor’s Office (f.k.a. the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office) met with Chinese Deputy Procurator (Attorney) General Hu Zejun on 28 October.  The DPRK delegation included … Continue reading

11/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Back-to-Back DPRK Delegations Visit Europe

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kung Sok Ung and delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry returned to the DPRK on 2 November (Saturday) after a 17-day visit to European countries.  Many … Continue reading

11/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolian President Departs the DPRK

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a senior Mongolian Government delegation departed the DPRK on 31 October (Thursday) after a four day visit.  Attending the farewell ceremony were Kim Yong Nam … Continue reading

10/31/2013 · 1 Comment

Banquet and Concert Given for Mongolian President

The DPRK Government hosted a banquet and staged a concert in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and senior Mongolian officials on a four-day visit to the … Continue reading

10/29/2013 · Leave a comment

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

Jon Yong Jin Presents Letter of Credence and Meets with Venezuelan Officials

DPRK Ambassador Jon Yong Jin visited Venezuela during 2 to 4 October.  Jon is the DPRK Ambassador to Cuba and Venezuela is one of Jon’s numerous nonresident postings in the … Continue reading

10/10/2013 · 1 Comment

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