Construction of power stations in full swing in Kangwon Province
The construction of several army-people power stations is progressing apace in Kangwon Province.
According to an official concerned, the province decided to complete by its own efforts this vast project that includes the simultaneous construction of various forms of dams, long-distance waterway tunnels and generators rooms as well as catchment project.
Premier sends congratulations to Algerian counterpart
Premier Pak Pong Ju sent a congratulatory message to Noureddine Bedoui upon his appointment as prime minister of Algeria on Mar. 14.
The message expressed the belief that friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and two peoples would grow strong and sincerely wished the Algerian prime minister success in his work for the country’s stability and development.
Tideland reclamation makes headway
Achievements have been made in the reclamation of tidelands in the DPRK this year.
According to information available, builders in charge of the reclamation of tidelands across the country removed one million and hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of earth to build 7 000-odd meters of anti-tidal dikes in a little more than two months.
South Korean students call for dissolution of LKP
The Kangwon Progressive Federation of Students of south Korea launched a protest action on March 13, urging lawmaker Kim Jin Thae to resign from his post and calling for the dissolution of the Liberal Korea Party that is shielding Kim, according to south Korean internet newspaper Jaju Sibo.
Kim has reportedly come under public criticism for distorting the history and the spirit of the May 18 Kwangju Popular Uprising in south Korea.
DPRK ambassador meets Cuban National Assembly president
DPRK ambassador Ma Chol Su paid a courtesy call on Esteban Lazo Hernandez, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, on Mar. 14.
Esteban Lazo Hernandez expressed thanks to the Party, government and people of the DPRK for always extending invariable support and solidarity to the Cuban Party, government and people in their efforts for the country’s development.
Russian ambassador hosts reception to mark anniv of DPRK-Russia agreement
Russian ambassador Alexander Matsegora arranged a reception in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the DPRK and Russian Federation on March 18 at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club in Pyongyang.
Invited to the reception were Kim Yong Jae, minister of External Economic Relations who is chairman of the DPRK side of the DPRK-Russia Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation in Trade, Economy, Science and Technology, Im Chon Il, vice foreign minister, So Ho Won, vice chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries who doubles as chairman of the DPRK-Russia Friendship Association, and officials concerned.
Swiss delegation visits Mansudae Art Studio
A delegation of the Swiss Foreign Ministry led by Director for Asia-Pacific Raphael Naegeli visited the Mansudae Art Studio on Monday.
Being briefed on the fact that works of national treasure have been produced at the studio, a comprehensive art production base of the country, members of the delegation made a round of the art piece exhibition hall.
DPRK acrobats win Gold Prize at Izhevsk Int'l Acrobatics Festival
The 12th Izhevsk International Acrobatics Festival was held in Izhevsk, the Republic of Udmurtiya of Russia between Mar. 6 and 10.
It drew 200-odd excellent acrobats from 15 countries including the DPRK, Russia, China, Poland, Spain and Mexico.
DPRK and Russian foreign ministries hold negotiations
DPRK Vice-Foreign Minister Im Chon Il, on a visit to Russia as head of a delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, had negotiations with Igor Morgulov, his Russian counterpart, in Moscow on Mar. 14.
At the negotiations both sides agreed to boost high-level contact and exchange in the political field, actively promote cooperation in the fields of economy and humanitarianism, bolster up mutual support and collaboration in tackling the issue of the Korean peninsula and on the international arena and thus steadily develop the traditional and strategic DPRK-Russia relations this year marking the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-Russia agreement on economic and cultural cooperation, true to the intention of the top leaders of the two countries.
Russian Federation Council delegation visits Pyongyang
A delegation of the Federation Council of Russia led by Oleg Melnichenko, chairman of the Federal System, Regional Policy, Local Autonomous and Northern Affairs Committee of the council who is chairman of the Russia-DPRK Friendship Parliamentary Group, arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversaries of President Kim Il Sung’s first official visit to the Soviet Union and the conclusion of the agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the DPRK and Russia.
The delegation visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill, laid a bouquet and bowed to them.
Japan urged to make apology and reparations for sexual slavery
The Justice Preserving Solidarity for Settling the Issue of Sexual Slavery of the Imperial Japanese Army in south Korea made public a statement on Mar. 13 to urge the Japanese government to make a sincere apology and reparation for the sexual slavery for the imperial Japanese army, according to a south Korean news report.
The statement said that the Japanese government is seeking to shirk the responsibility for the class-A crime.
Chemical giants increase fertilizer production
Large chemical factories in the country are vigorously conducting a drive for increased production.
The Namhung Youth Chemical Complex has produced several thousand tons of fertilizer every day by strengthening cooperation among production processes and putting the production on a scientific basis at a higher level.