North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

KJU Meets with the Russian Federation Council Chairwoman

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with a high-level ROK delegation Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Valentina Ivanova Matvienko, chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council, at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] […]

Sep, 09

KJU Meets with Song Tao

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the WPK Political Bureau on April 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Communist Party of China International Liaison Department Director Song […]

Apr, 16

DPRK-Russia Intergovernmental Committee Meets

The DPRK-Russia Intergovernment Committee for cooperation in trade, economic, science and technology occurred at a conference room in the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang during March 20 (Tuesday) and March 21 (Wednesday).  The […]

Mar, 22

Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement Reacting to UNSC

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on December 24 (Sunday) responding to the latest sanctions promulgated by the UN Security Council.  The statement said: The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of […]

Dec, 25

Gen. O Kum Chol Meets with Russian Armed Forces Delegation

Gen. O Kum Chol (O Kum-ch’o’l), Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff, held a meeting and negotiations with a visiting delegation of the Russian Armed Forces in Pyongyang on November 11 […]

Nov, 12

Hwang Pyong So Meets with Members of Russian MOD Central Military Orchestra

Hwang Pyong So, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department, met with Lt. General Valery Khalilov, Director of Music of Military Bands Services of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Segei […]

Jul, 02

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