North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Inspects Industrial Complexes

  DPRK state media reported on December 10, 2016 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission vice chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex, the To’kch’o’n … Continue reading


Pak Pong Ju Visits Farms in S. P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected farms in South P’yo’ngan Province and visited … Continue reading


Pyongyang Mass Rally Held to Support 200 Day Battle

  A mass rally to promote the 200 Day speed battle took place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on June 1 (Wednesday).  Among those attending the rally from … 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

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

DPRK, Mongolia Hold 9th Consultative Committee Meeting on Economics, Trade and Science

The DPRK and Mongolia held their 9th meeting of an intergovernmental committee on economics, trade, science and technology at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang during 25 September  and 26 September … Continue reading

09/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

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