North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Ambassador Presents Credentials to President of Iceland

DPRK Ambassador Pak Kwang Chol (Pak Kwang-ch’o’l) presented his letter of credence to the President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson in Reykjavik on 2 October.  Pak is resident DPRK Ambassador to … Continue reading

10/08/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Chun Guk Presents Letter of Credence to President of Cyprus

DPRK Ambassador Kim Chun Guk presented his letter of credence to the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on 16 September.  Ambassador Kim serves as the DPRK Ambassador to Italy and … Continue reading

09/23/2013 · 1 Comment

Agroforestry Workshop Held

The DPRK Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Swiss Development Cooperation Office DPRK, held an agroforestry (i.e. trees on farms) workshop from 4 to 8 August.  According to … Continue reading

08/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Czech Embassy Marks 65th Anniversary of Relations with DPRK

The Czech Embassy in the DPRK and the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries [KCCRFC] marked the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Czech Republic … Continue reading

08/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kosan Fruit Farm

DPRK state media reported on 3 June (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Kosan Fruit Farm in Kosan County, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending the visit were Gen. Kim … Continue reading

06/04/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Developing Master Economic Plan with German Advice

German media reported on 4 January (Friday) that the DPRK is formulating a “master plan” to develop its economy and attract foreign investment with advice from German economists and attorneys. … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Ambassador Presents Credentials in Latvia

DPRK state media reported on 10 December (Monday) that DPRK Ambassador Pak Kwang Chol (Pak Kwang-ch’o’l) presented his credentials (letters of credence) to the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš on 4 December. … Continue reading

12/10/2012 · 1 Comment

So Chang Sik Appointed DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait

DPRK state media reported on 8 December (Saturday) that the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium appointed So Chang Sik ambassador to Kuwait.  From 2005 to 2012 So has served as … Continue reading

12/08/2012 · 1 Comment

Pyongyang Restaurant in Amsterdam Closed

The Pyongyang Restaurant in Amsterdam has closed.  The restaurant, located in the west of the city in Osdorp, opened for business in January 2012.  It was a joint venture between … Continue reading

09/07/2012 · 4 Comments

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