Thursday, June 21, 2018

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits People's Republic of China Kim Jong Un Leaves for China


Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, will visit the People's Republic of China from June 19 to 20.
Kim Jong Un together with his wife Ri Sol Ju came out to Pyongyang International Airport on the morning of June 19 to visit China.
A ceremony to see them off took place at the airport.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was warmly seen off by members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.
He shook hands and exchanged greetings with the senior officials who came out to see him off one by one and boarded the plane for his personal use.
The senior party and government officials heartily wished for good successes in his visit to China and safe return.
The plane carrying the Supreme Leader took off at the airport at 09:20 amid the send-off by the senior party and government officials.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol and Pak Thae Song, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK, Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of Foreign Affairs, No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of the People's Armed Forces, and members of the C.C., WPK and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits People's Republic of China Kim Jong Un Arrives in Beijing


Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, arrived in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China.
The plane carrying him landed at Beijing Capital International Airport at 10 a.m. Beijing time.
Present at the airport to greet him were Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Cai Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, and Li Jinjun, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.
Also present there was Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China.
National flags of the DPRK and China were hoisted and a guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and a military band lined up at the airport.
When Kim Jong Un together with his wife Ri Sol Ju got off the plane for his personal use, children presented bunches of flowers to them.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un exchanged warm greetings with senior party and government officials of China.
The senior officials of China warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un visiting China again, with deep respect and trust for him.
He expressed thanks to the exceptional reception and hospitality of the Chinese party and government and got on a car for his personal use.
The car carrying Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju arrived at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, the lodging quarters, escorted by motorcycles.
He was guided to the lodging quarters by Wang Huning and other senior officials who came to greet him.
Political News Team

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits People's Republic of China Kim Jong Un Meets Xi Jinping


Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
When Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrived at the Great Hall of the People, they were warmly greeted by Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
After gladly exchanging greetings, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping had a souvenir photo taken.
Xi Jinping warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un who was visiting China again.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to Xi Jinping for sparing time to accord heartwarming hospitality.
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju had a significant photo session with Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan.
A grand ceremony took place at the Great Hall of the People to welcome Kim Jong Un.
At Beidating Kim Jong Un exchanged greetings with senior officials of the Chinese party and government, shaking hands with them one by one.
Xi Jinping exchanged greetings with senior officials of the party and government of the DPRK.
When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping stood on the platform, the national anthems of the two countries were played solemnly.
Kim Jong Un received a salute from the chief of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA).
He reviewed the guard of honor of the CPLA three services, conducted by Xi Jinping.
When they reached the welcoming group of children, the children warmly welcomed them, waving national flags of the two countries and bouquets.
Kim Jong Un raised his hand to wave back to the cheering children.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits People's Republic of China Banquet Given in Welcome of Kim Jong Un's China Visit


Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, hosted a grand banquet in welcome of the China visit by Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday evening.
Present at the banquet on invitation were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK; Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and premier of the Cabinet; Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol and Pak Thae Song, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK; Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of Foreign Affairs; No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of the People's Armed Forces; and other officials accompanying
Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of the party, state and army of the DPRK, and suite members and Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China, and his embassy officials.
Attending it were Li Keqiang, premier of the PRC State Council, and Wang Huning, member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, who are members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC; Wang Qishan, vice-president of the PRC; Ding Xuexiang, member of the Political Bureau, member of the Secretariat and director of the General Office of the C.C., CPC; Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the C.C., CPC; Guo Shengkun, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of the C.C., CPC; Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau, member of the Secretariat and head of the Publicity Department of the C.C., CPC; Cai Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC; Wang Yi, state councilor and minister of Foreign Affairs; Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., CPC; and other senior officials of the Chinese party and government.
Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju entered Jinsedating, the banquet hall, guided by Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
Prior to the banquet, its participants watched a video on the three historic meetings of the top leaders of the two parties and two countries.
At the banquet Xi Jinping made a congratulatory speech and Kim Jong Un made a reply speech.
Xi Jinping warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un's China visit, saying that this fully showed his fixed will to attach great importance to the strengthened strategic communication between the two parties of China and the DPRK and develop the traditional friendship of the two countries and demonstrated to the whole world the invincibility of the relations between the two parties and two countries.
After Chairman Kim Jong Un's China visit in March, the China-DPRK relations have entered a new phase of development and the important joint agreements of both sides are being implemented one by one and the China-DPRK relations of friendship and cooperation are in new vigor, Xi Jinping stated.
Noting that Kim Jong Un has made great efforts to protect peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula by leading the Korean people and further consolidated the trend of dialogue and détente on the peninsula, Xi Jinping said he is pleased to see it and highly appreciates it.
He affirmed that China and the DPRK would learn, consult, unite and cooperate with each other as close friends and comrades to jointly open up rosier and beautiful future of the socialist cause in the two countries.
Kim Jong Un said he is very glad to meet again Xi Jinping and other close Chinese comrades at the time when a new historic current is being created in the Korean Peninsula and the region with the successful DPRK-U.S. summit. He expressed heartfelt thanks to Xi Jinping for his cordial hospitality despite the pressure of work.
Saying the picture of the DPRK and China sharing joy and sorrow and sincerely helping and cooperating with each other like family members clearly demonstrates at home and abroad that the relations between the two parties and two countries are developing into the unprecedentedly special relationship beyond the traditional ties, Kim Jong Un stated that he would make every possible effort to steadily develop the DPRK-China friendly relations onto a new high level, valuing affinity and affection forged with Xi Jinping.
He said that he would closely cooperate with the Chinese comrades at the same staff in the historic journey of defending socialism and opening up a new future of the Korean Peninsula and the region, and fully discharge his responsibility and role to protect genuine peace.
He expressed the belief and expectation that the Chinese people would surely realize the dream of China called the great prosperity of China in the near future under the leadership of Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China.
An art performance specially prepared by Chinese artistes was given to welcome Kim Jong Un's historic China visit.
Kim Jong Un conveyed a floral basket to the performers on their excellent performance.
Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju together with Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan mounted the stage to express thanks for the enthusiasm and efforts of the artistes who prepared the art performance with sincerity, and had a photo session with them.
Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to the Chinese party and government for their special care and warm hospitality.
Political News Team

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits People's Republic of China Talks between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping


Talks were held between Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People on June 19.
Present there from the DPRK side were Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee, and Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and minister of Foreign Affairs.
Present from the Chinese side were Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Ding Xuexiang, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat and director of the CPC Central Committee General Office, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Yi, state councilor and minister of Foreign Affairs, and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee.
At the talks the result of the historic DPRK-U.S. summit, which was successfully held amidst the unusual interest and expectation of the international community, and appreciation, views and stand on it were informed each other. And beneficial views on a series of issues of mutual concern including the prospect for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula were exchanged and a shared understanding on the discussed issues achieved.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un expressed thanks to the Chinese party and government for positive and sincere support and good help for the successful DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks.
Saying that he is much pleased with and values the recently strengthened strategic cooperation between the two parties and the mutual confidence getting further deepened, he expressed the determination and will to further develop the closer relations of friendship, unity and cooperation between the two parties and the two peoples of the DPRK and China.
Xi Jinping gave high appreciation and extended heartfelt congratulations to Chairman Kim Jong Un for having steered the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks successfully and put the situation of the Korean Peninsula on the track of dialogue, negotiation, peace and stability.
Voicing full support for the stand and determination of the DPRK side for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he said that China will continue to play its constructive role in the future, too.
The talks proceeded in a comradely, candid and friendly atmosphere.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Joint Statement from Kim Jong Un and Trump after Summit



The following is a joint statement of the Singapore summit signed by Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, on June 12:
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, held the first historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump conducted a comprehensive, in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Convinced that the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump state the following:
1. The DPRK and the United States commit to establish new DPRK-U.S. relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
2. The DPRK and the United States will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The DPRK and the United States commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
Having acknowledged that the DPRK-U.S. summit, the first in history, was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for opening of a new future, Chairman
Kim Jong Un and President Trump commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.

The DPRK and the United States commit to hold follow-on negotiations led by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the DPRK-U.S. summit.

Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America have committed to cooperate for the development of new DPRK- U.S. relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

Historic First DPRK-U.S. Summit Meeting and Talks Held



Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, held the summit meeting and talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, at Sentosa Island of Singapore on June 12, 2018 for the first time in the histories of the two countries.
Thanks to the fixed decision and will of the top leaders of the two countries to put an end to the extreme hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S., which lingered for the longest period on the earth on terms of acute confrontation and to open up a new future for the sake of the interests of the peoples of the two countries and global peace and security, the first DPRK-U.S. summit is to be held.
Singapore, the country of the epoch-making meeting much awaited by the whole world, was awash with thousands of domestic and foreign journalists and a large crowd of masses to see this day's moment which will remain long in history.
Kim Jong Un left his lodging quarters at 8:10 a.m. local time and arrived at Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island of Singapore, the venue of the talks.
Seen standing at the lobby of the venue of the talks where the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. will have the first meeting were the flags of the DPRK and the U.S.
At 9:00 a.m. local time the respected Supreme Leader of the party, state and army of the DPRK Kim Jong Un met and shook hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump for the first time.
The top leaders of the two countries came to take their first step toward reconciliation for the first time in the 70 odd years-long history of standoff and antagonism since the division of the Korean Peninsula, and to stand face to face at the venue of dialogue.
Chairman Kim Jong Un had a souvenir photo taken with President Trump. The two top leaders went to the conference room, having a familiar talk.
Tete-a-tete talks were held between the two top leaders.
Noting that it was not easy to get to where they were, Kim Jong Un made the meaningful words there was a past that gripped their ankles and prejudice and wrong practice covered their eyes and ears, but they overcame all that to come to this place and stand at a new starting point.
The two top leaders had a candid exchange of views on the practical issues of weighty significance in putting an end to the decades-long hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and making peace and stability settle on the Korean Peninsula.
Then followed extended talks.
Present there from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho.
Present there from the U.S. side were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
There was a comprehensive and in-depth discussion over the issues of establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations and building a permanent and durable peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula at the talks.
Noting that he is pleased to sit face-to-face with President Trump and the U.S. side's delegation, Chairman Kim Jong Un highly praised the president's will and enthusiasm to resolve matters in a realistic way through dialogue and negotiations, away from the hostility-woven past.
Expressing belief that the summit talks would lead to improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations, President Trump appreciated that an atmosphere of peace and stability was created on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, although distressed with the extreme danger of armed clash only a few months ago, thanks to the proactive peace-loving measures taken by the respected Supreme Leader from the outset of this year.
Noting that many problems occurred due to deep-rooted distrust and hostility existing between the two countries,
Kim Jong Un said to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization, the two countries should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing each other out of mutual understanding and take legal and institutional steps to guarantee it.
He also underlined the need for the DPRK and the U.S. to take practical measures actively to carry out the issues discussed at the talks and the joint statement at an early date.
Kim Jong Un made an immediate agreement on Trump's proposal for recovering the remains of American soldiers and repatriating those already identified and gave an instruction to take a measure for settling it as early as possible.
Noting that the building of lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula is of weighty significance in ensuring peace and security in the region and the rest of the world, he said that it is urgent to make bold decision on halting irritating and hostile military actions against each other.
Expressing his understanding of it, Trump expressed his intention to halt the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S., offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it along with advance in improving the mutual relationship through dialogue and negotiation.
Kim Jong Un clarified the stand that if the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust in order to improve the DPRK-U.S. relationship, the DPRK, too, can continue to take additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them.
Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
That day, a luncheon was given in honor of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and participants in the talks.
Exchanged at the luncheon were views on further animating communication, contact and visit between both sides to cement the achievements made at the DPRK-U.S. talks and remarkably develop the DPRK-U.S. relations.
After the luncheon, the top leaders had a walk, deepening friendly feelings.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, and Donald J. Trump, president of the USA, signed a joint statement of the historic Singapore summit talks.
Kim Jong Un said that today both sides came to sign the historic joint statement heralding a new start, passing the past over, stating that the world would witness an important change.
Kim Jong Un had a meaningful photo session with Trump to commemorate the signing of the historic document and bade him farewell.
Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump expressed expectation and belief that the two countries which have lived in the quagmire of hostility, distrust and hatred would pass the unhappy past over and dynamically advance toward an excellent and proud future beneficial to each other and another new era, the era of the DPRK-U.S. cooperation would open.
Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the U.S.
The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-U.S. relations.

The DPRK-U.S. summit talks held in Singapore with success amid enthusiastic support and welcome of the whole world come to be a great event of weighty significance in further promoting the historic trend toward reconciliation and peace, stability and prosperity being created in the Korean Peninsula and the region and in making a radical switchover in the most hostile DPRK-U.S. relations, as required by the developing times.

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Taedonggang Seafood Restaurant




Pyongyang, June 9(KCNA)-The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the newly-built Pyongyang Taedonggang Seafood Restaurant together with his wife Ri Sol Ju.

The restaurant with the best conditions has indoor ponds of various kinds of freshwater and sea fish, a variety of dining rooms and stands of processed food to serve various cooked fishes of higher quality on the spot to the taste and liking of customers.

Noting that he appreciated the design and construction of the restaurant while examining its data from the relevant sector, Kim Jong Un said the restaurant looks very wonderful and unique and named it "Pyongyang Taedonggang Seafood Restaurant".

He went around different parts of the restaurant whose interior and exterior are all built in a unique, exquisite and graceful manner, and expressed great satisfaction over the fact that soldier-builders did another good thing for the people, saying with pleasure that one more service center for the people has appeared in Pyongyang like Okryu Restaurant representing the city.

Seeing sturgeon, salmon, rainbow-trout and other fishes of higher quality swimming in indoor ponds and stands of processed foods built to suit the feature of the restaurant, he said that the people would be pleased when they are served with cooked and processed tasty and nutritious, fresh seafood.

Going around different dining rooms such as popular dining rooms, family dining rooms and dining rooms serving traditional dishes, he said that the restaurant should make our working people have meals together with their families as well as foreign foods and serve visiting foreigners.

He stressed the need for the restaurant to give special attention to raising the quality of cooked seafood and meticulously organize its service so that the customers may not feel the slightest inconveniences.

He called for efforts to provide the people with better and happier life and set forth the concrete tasks for management and service activities of the restaurant.

He gave an instruction for the opening of the restaurant, saying our people would be delighted to hear that another public service center has appeared in an excellent location on the bank of the River Taedong.

Accompanying him were Ri Su Yong, vice-chairman of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea, and Han Kwang Sang, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Yo Jong, Kim Yong Su and Jo Yong Won, senior officials of the C.C., WPK.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

PRESS RELEASE OF DPRK PERMANENT MISSION IN GENEVA


The DPRK permanent mission to the UN Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland on May 30 issued a press release with regard to the recent revelation of the truth about the enticed group abduction of DPRK women citizens by the south Korean authorities.
Noting that the “case of group defection of north Korean restaurant workers” in April 2016 was proven through interviews of the victims and the criminal involved in the case to be conspiratorial farce cooked up by the Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea, the press release said:
Consistent is our stand to continue our effort and take appropriate measures until the repatriation of our citizens abducted in group as well as another DPRK woman citizen Kim Ryon Hui who had been tricked to south Korea and now appeals for years to return back to her home in the north is realized.
The south Korean authorities should admit the unheard-of atrocity of the former Park Geun Hye regime, severely punish those involved in the case, send our women citizens back without delay and thus show the will to improve the inter-Korean relations.
What is disappointing concerning this case is the inaction with silence by UN human rights agencies including the OHCHR.
The OHCHR should abandon its prejudiced and partial attitude of lending ears only to unconfirmed and absurd human rights accusations spread by hostile forces against the DPRK and discharge its due mandate and responsibility by taking appropriate action aimed at an early return of the DPRK victims of abduction to their beloved families as unanimously desired by the international community.

U.S. IS TO BLAME FOR ESCALATION OF TENSION ON KOREAN PENINSULA


A researcher of the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public a commentary titled “Who Is to Blame for Escalation of Tensions on Korean Peninsula” on Friday.
He in the commentary denounced the U.S. for having staged the madcap 2018 Max Thunder joint air combat drills ever largest against the DPRK from May 11 through 25 and thus ruptured the north-south high-level talks.
Branding the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises as an open challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration the north and the south of Korea agreed and made public to the world, the commentary said:
Clear is the ultimate purpose sought by the U.S. in continuously staging joint military exercises going against the atmosphere of détente created on the Korean peninsula.
That is to further spur the formation of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance and maintain a military edge in Asia and the Pacific.
This is clearly evidenced by the involvement of B-52 strategic bombers in the 2018 Max Thunder and the original plan to stag it in the form of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea combined air drill involving fighters of Japan and south Korea.
Last year there were a total of four U.S.-Japan-south Korea missile warning drills led by the U.S., an indication that the U.S. has long tried to inveigle Japan into joing the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill with the aim of having Japan form military nexus with south Korea.
All facts clearly prove once again that the joint military exercises which the U.S. carry out in the Korean peninsula are the root cause of the escalation of tension in the region and that they are deeply connected with the U.S. strategy for dominating Asia.
The international community is required to see with awakened eyes that the U.S. and south Korean warlike forces have escalated the situation through military provocations like the joint military exercises whenever important agreements were reached between the north and the south, and to see who really stems the trend toward peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.
As long as the U.S. and south Korea continue to hold joint military exercises, the sky over the Korean peninsula will not be clear even a single day and it would be hard to guarantee the present trend toward détente and the peace and stability in the region.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Press Statement of Permanent Mission of DPRK to UN Hits out at U.S. for Linking DPRK with Hacking Case


Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued a press statement on Wednesday with regard to the indecent statement the United States made relating the recent incident of hacking the database of Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee of the United Nations to the DPRK as follows:
The US again took issue with the DPRK during discussion on the recent incident of hacking database of 1718 Sanctions Committee at the Committee's closed meeting on 30 April, 2018.
Saying "it is north Korea that has the biggest concern in the work of 1718 Sanctions Committee and owns the hacking capacity", the US and hostile forces forcibly related the DPRK to the incident, while urging upon the Committee to thoroughly probe the true state and take steps.
It is the stereotyped trick to keep up the atmosphere of sanctions and pressure against the DPRK at all costs by instigating the Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee and it is not worthy for consideration.
The DPRK has never recognized the illegal and unlawful Security Council's "sanctions resolutions" and 1718 Sanctions Committee and is not interested in what the Sanctions Committee does.
The US and hostile forces should squarely recognize the trend of the times and make efforts to do the work helpful to detente and peace process on the Korean peninsula rather than manipulating plots with that hacking incident.

Kim Jong Un Meets Chinese Foreign Minister



Pyongyang, May 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Thursday met Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister of the People's Republic of China, who is on a visit to the DPRK.
Present at the meeting were Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun.
Kim Jong Un, the respected Supreme Leader of the party, state and army of the DPRK, was so pleased to see Wang Yi again more than one month after his visit to China and exchanged warm greetings with him.
Then, he had a talk with Wang Yi.
Wang Yi courteously conveyed to him warm greetings from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China.
The Supreme Leader expressed thanks for it and requested Wang Yi to convey warm greetings from him and the party, government and people of the DPRK to respected Xi Jinping and the fraternal Chinese people.
At the meeting there were wide-ranging and in-depth exchanges of opinions on the issue of comprehensively carrying forward and developing in depth the unity and traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and the issues of mutual concern including the direction and prospect of the development of the situation on the Korean peninsula.
The talk proceeded in a comradely and amicable atmosphere.
Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the excellent talk with Wang Yi which reconfirmed the views of the DPRK and China on important issues and exchanged opinions on them.
He warmly embraced Wang Yi and exchanged good-byes with him.

Kim Jong Un Proposes Resetting Standard Time of DPRK


Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, proposed resetting the standard time of the DPRK.
During his visit to the south side area for the historic Third North-South Summit Meeting and Talks, Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of the party, the state and the army of the DPRK, discussed with south Korean President Moon Jae In the matter of unifying the standard times of the north and the south.
Noting that it was a painful wrench to see two clocks indicating Pyongyang and Seoul times hanging on a wall of the summit venue, he proposed unifying the times of the north and the south before doing anything else.
It is not an abstract meaning that the north and the south become one but it is just a process in which the north and the south turn their different and separated things into the same and single ones, he said, expressing his resolution to unify the two times now existing on the Korean peninsula as the first practical step for national reconciliation and unity.
True to his suggestion that a relevant field of the DPRK should examine and approve this proposal, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly adopted a decree "On Resetting Pyongyang Time".

Kim Jong Un Meets Xi Jinping Again


Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited Dalian City of China from May 7 to 8 to meet again Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China.
The meaningful meeting and talks between the supreme leaders of the two countries took place in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China.
Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang by plane for his personal use on the morning of May 7.
He was accompanied by Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK, Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and foreign minister, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs; and members of the C.C., WPK and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.
Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and member of the Secretariat of the C.C., CPC, Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., CPC, Chen Qiufa, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC, and Tan Zuojun, secretary of the Dalian City Committee of the CPC, were present at Dalian International Airport to greet him.
At noon of local time the plane landed at the airport.
Kim Jong Un alighted from the plane to shake hands with pleasure with those officials and exchanged kind greetings.
A woman presented a bunch of flowers to him and offered him greetings.
He expressed thanks and got on his car to head for Bangchuidao Guesthouse.
When he arrived at the guesthouse, its employees warmly greeted him.
There took place a meeting and talks between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in the afternoon. Xi Jinping came to Dalian and kindly greeted Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un had a warm and emotional meeting with Xi Jinping and had a souvenir photo taken with him.
The top leaders of the two countries exchanged warm salute, pleased to meet again after the lapse of over one month.
Then there took place talks between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping.
Present at the talks from the DPRK side were Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and vice-chairmen of the C.C., WPK, and Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and foreign minister.
Present from the Chinese side were Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Ding Xuexiang, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC, member of the Secretariat of the C.C., CPC and director of the General Office of the C.C., CPC, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the C.C., CPC, Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister, and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the C.C., CPC.
At the talks the two sides informed each other of the assessment and views on the recent trend and the development of the situation on the Korean peninsula on which global highlights are focused, and of the political and economic conditions of each country and stressed the need to more wonderfully promote the DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations. And they had an in-depth exchange of views on the way to tackle the crucial issues of mutual concern.
Kim Jong Un expressed his thanks to Xi Jinping for sparing time to come to Dalian and warmly greet him and providing the best convenience with utmost sincerity despite his tight political schedule.
He said he was very pleased that the DPRK-China relations have recently greeted a fresh heyday and are undergoing further development.
He, in particular, highly appreciated that the close high-level visits between the two parties and the two countries and the strategic communication between the supreme leaderships of the DPRK and China are underway on an unprecedented level.
In those days the DPRK and China have become all the more close and inseparable in their inner feelings, he said, hoping to expand the friendly visits between the two countries and keep the close contacts in a flexible and diverse manner in the future, too.
He analyzed and estimated the development of the situation around the Korean peninsula undergoing profound changes and mentioned the ways to more actively and closely boost the tactical cooperation between the DPRK and China by using the strategic opportunity.
He expressed gratitude to the Chinese comrades, saying that their firm support and encouragement and comradely cooperation greatly encourage the party and people of the DPRK.
Xi Jinping said that Kim Jong Un's visit showed the sincere willingness to set much store by the relations between the two parties and the two countries, trust him and the Chinese party and put into practice the consensus reached between them, and spoke highly of it.
Expressing his pleasure over the positive developments being made in the China-DPRK relations and in the situation of the Korean peninsula after Kim Jong Un's first visit to China in March last, he expressed thanks once again to Kim Jong Un for personally visiting China again to promote and coordinate the mutual understanding of the two parties and the two countries.
Saying that the two countries of China and the DPRK are the community of the same destiny and their relations are the invariable ones of lips and teeth, he said that it is the firm stand and the only correct option for the two parties and governments to consolidate and develop the China-DPRK relations no matter how frequently the situation changes.
Hailing the new strategic line set forth by the Workers' Party of Korea on channeling all efforts on the socialist economic construction at the Third Plenary Meeting of the 7th WPK Central Committee, he expressed the conviction that the cause of socialist construction in the DPRK would surely emerge victorious under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
He highly appreciated the crucial decision and measures recently taken by Kim Jong Un and reiterated full support for them, saying that China, as a friendly neighbor, is making consistent efforts for regional peace and stability, paying deep attention to the development and change in the situation of the Korean peninsula.
The talks proceeded in a frank, trusty and friendly atmosphere.
Xi Jinping hosted a grand banquet in welcome of
Kim Jong Un's visit to China.
Present there on invitation were Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and foreign minister, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, and other senior officials and suite members.
Present were Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Ding Xuexiang, member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat and director of the CPC Central Committee General Office, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., CPC and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the C.C., CPC, Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, and other senior officials of the Chinese party and government.
When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping entered the banquet hall, all the participants enthusiastically welcomed them, extending the highest tribute to the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries opening up a new phase of the great DPRK-China friendship.
Xi Jinping made a congratulatory speech first.
He warmly welcomed Kim Jong Un who visited China again in a beautiful time enlivened with fresh and stirring spirit on behalf of the Chinese party, government and people and on his own behalf.
The visit paid by Kim Jong Un fully showed the fact that he and the Korean Party Central Committee highly value the China-DPRK relations, the strategic communication between the two parties, in particular, and the firm will to implement the important joint agreement reached between the two sides, he said, stressing that this demonstrated once again the traditional and solid China-DPRK friendship to the whole world and will certainly have important impact on the China-DPRK relations and the situation of the Korean peninsula.
Xi Jinping said that he, together with the Korean comrades, would continue to implement well the important agreement between the two sides, strengthen the strategic communication, expand exchanges and cooperation, give full play to the tradition of friendship and thus promote the fresh and greater development of the China-DPRK relations, provide happiness to the two countries and the two peoples and make active contributions to the regional peace, stability and prosperity.
He continued to say that he is convinced that the Korean party and people would steadily achieve fresh and greater successes in the great course of socialist construction under the wise guidance of Chairman Kim Jong Un, and wishes for it.
Kim Jong Un made a reply speech.
Expressing great pleasure over the fact that he again had a significant meeting with Xi Jinping and the friendly Chinese comrades in a little more than 40 days and exchanged their inmost feelings, he expressed his most
heartfelt thanks to the warm and cordial hospitality and warm-hearted concern shown by the Chinese Party Central Committee.
Dalian is where President Kim II Sung and leader Kim Jong II left their historic footprints that would remain forever in the annals of the DPRK- China friendship, he said, adding that the deep comradely confidence and obligation between the leaders of the two countries have been invariably carried forward century after century and generation after generation as the roots of bloody bonds that have linked the peoples of the two countries by the inseparable destiny.
Noting that he feels again the pride and self-confidence of having such a great neighbor as China and such dependable and true friends as Chinese comrades, he said that he would advance hand in hand with the close Chinese comrades in the long historic course of achieving peace and prosperity in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia and building a fair and just new world in the future.
Kim Jong Un sincerely hoped that the Chinese people would certainly bring into a brilliant reality the dream of China unfolded by Xi Jinping and thus fully demonstrate the might and stamina of the Chinese nation all over the world.
Amicable atmosphere pervaded the banquet hall where officials of the two countries shared with each other warm and sincere feelings and the pleasure of meeting just like the same family members, beyond the diplomatic etiquette and ceremony.
On Tuesday morning Kim Jong Un again met with Xi Jinping and talked without reserve while strolling the seaside.
Then Kim Jong Un was invited to a luncheon hosted by Xi Jinping at Qingdao Pavilion of Bangchuidao Guesthouse.
Before the luncheon Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping appreciated the skills showing the tea culture and had an important talk.
The luncheon helped further deepen the particular comradely intimacy between the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries.
After the luncheon, Kim Jong Un expressed once again the gratitude to Xi Jinping for according particular hospitality with utmost sincerity during his stay in China and for expressing sincere and valuable opinions on the crucial work, and shook hands with him before parting.
Some suite members visited Dalian Donggang Downtown and Hualu Group of China that day.
Kim Jong Un wound up his schedule on Tuesday afternoon and left Dalian by his plane.
He was seen off at Dalian International Airport by Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and member of the CPC Central Committee Secretariat, Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, Chen Qiufa, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the CPC, and Tan Zuojun, secretary of the Dalian City Committee of the CPC.
Kim Jong Un sent a letter of thanks to Xi Jinping on his way home.