North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Kye Gwan Issues Statement on US-DPRK Summit

1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan (Kim Kye-kwan) issued a statement on May 24 (Thursday) responding to the cancellation of the US-DPRK summit scheduled for early June.  Kim said in his statement: […]

May, 25

Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo DPRK state media reported on May 18 (Friday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] held […]

May, 23

Ri Sol Ju Attends Chinese Ballet Performance

Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), first lady of the DPRK, watches the National Ballet of China perform Giselle at Mansudae Art Theater in central Pyongyang, as part of the 31st annual April Spring Friendship Art […]

Apr, 16

KJU Gives Banquet for CPC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Song Tao on April 14 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) hosted a banquet for a PRC performing arts troupe […]

Apr, 16

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

Ri Su Yong Meets Song Tao

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and WPK International Affairs Department [IAD] Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party of China [CPC] International Liaison Department Director […]

Apr, 16

Kim Yo Jong Meets with with CPC International Liaison Department Boss

Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), deputy chief of the Personal Secretariat and Senior Deputy Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Propaganda and Agitation Department, met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party […]

Apr, 14

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