North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Government Sends Message to US Government, Briefs Asian Ambassadors

The DPRK Government sent a message to the US Government via the DPRK Mission to the United Nations on July 10 (Sunday) concerning the recent sanctions designation by the US … Continue reading


Choe T’ae Bok Visits Vietnam and Laos

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Chairman Choe Tae Bok (Choe T’ae-pok), WPK International Affairs Department Deputy Director Ri Yong Chol (Ri Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and … Continue reading


DPRK Chief Prosecutor Meets Vietnam’s President

Vietnam President Trương Tấn Sang met and hosted a reception for Jang Pyong Gyu, Director of the DPRK Supreme Public Prosecutor’s [central prosecutor] Office on December 2 (Wednesday) in Hanoi.  During … Continue reading


Gen. Pak Yong Sik and KPA Delegation Meet Vietnam’s President and Minister of Defense

Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with Vietnam’s President Trương Tấn Sang on November 27 (Friday).  Also … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits International Children’s Camp and Outdoor Theater in Wo’nsan

DPRK state media reported on 30 May (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Songdowon International Children’s Camp and the Songdowon Youth Open-Air Theater in Kangwo’n, capital city … Continue reading

05/31/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK-Vietnam Expand Agricultural Cooperation

Vietnamese state media reported on 24 October (Wednesday) that Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Secretary and Chair of the CPV’s Mass Mobilization Commission, Hà Thi Khiêt, met with a DPRK … Continue reading

10/24/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Delegations Depart for Visits to Southeast Asia

DPRK state media reported on 20 October (Saturday) that two delegations departed Pyongyang Airport on separate trip to Southeast Asian allies Cambodia and Vietnam.  Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Vice … Continue reading

10/20/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Yong Nam Visits Vietnam and Laos

Kim Yong Nam, President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium and the DPRK’s titular head of state,  arrived back in Pyongyang on 11 August (Saturday) after a week-long  trip that … Continue reading

08/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Pak Ui Chun Attends ARF

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun (Pak U’i-ch’un) arrived in Phnom Pehnh on Wednesday (11 July) for ASEAN’s Regional Forum [ARF].  On Thursday (12 July), Pak delivered the DPRK’s official … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

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