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North Korea Newsletter 332 (Oct. 2, 2014)

All Headlines 10:43 October 02, 2014

CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014.

September

25 Thomas Schaefer, German ambassador to the DPRK (North Korea), gives a reception at his embassy on the occasion of the national day of Germany.

25 The 2nd Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) is held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

25 An event takes place at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club to mark 2014 International Maritime Day.

25 The National Circus gives a performance at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park.

26 The 30th founding anniversary of the Yun I Sang Music Institute is marked.

26 The participants in the 10th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair visit Mangyongdae, the birthplace of the late North Korea founder Kim Il-sung.

26 A delegation of the Lenin Young Communist League of the Russian Federation led by Anatoli Dolgachev, first secretary of the Central Committee of the league, arrives in Pyongyang.

26 The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) denounces South Korean President Park Geun-hye for making "reckless remarks against the DPRK" in a recent address at the United Nations General Assembly.

26 Rodong Sinmun urges S. Korean authorities to implement the October 4 Joint Declaration between the two Koreas.

27 A spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission in a statement terms President Park Geun-hye the root cause of deteriorating North-South relations and mistrust and confrontation.

27 Talks between a delegation of the SPA and a delegation of the State Great Hural of Mongolia are held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

27 A concert marking the 30th founding anniversary of the Yun I Sang Music Institute opens at the Yun I Sang Concert Hall.

27 The SPA hosts a reception in honor of the visiting delegation of the State Great Hural of Mongolia at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

27 A national contest for sports announcing takes place at sports village in Chongchun Street of Pyongyang on Sept. 23-27.

27 Members of the delegation of the DPRK Olympic Committee and North Korean players taking part in the 17th Asian Games hold a meeting titled "Evening longing for respected Marshal Kim Jong-un" in Incheon, South Korea.

28 North Korean newspapers accuse President Park of an "anti-DPRK confrontation racket."

29 A social science symposium is held in Pyongyang to mark the 1,600th anniversary of the erection of the Monument to King Kwanggaeto of Koguryo.

29 The (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) says Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong has met with presidents and high dignitaries of different countries and exchanged views on a series of issues of mutual concern, while attending the 69th UN General Assembly in New York.

29 A symposium takes place at the People's Palace of Culture to mark the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Yun I Sang Music Institute.

29 Kim Yong-nam, president of the SPA Presidium, meets with the delegation of the State Great Hural of Mongolia led by Vice-Chairman R. Gonchigdorj at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

29 The KCNA says North Korean sportspersons are registering admirable successes at the ongoing 17th Asian Games, winning eight gold medals as of Sept. 27.

30 The Rodong Sinmun accuses the United States of abusing the human rights issue to realize its sinister aim of bringing down independent countries standing against it,

30 Kim Yong-nam receives credentials from Vietnamese Ambassador to Pyongyang Pham Viet Hung at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

30 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, together with Kim Yong-nam and Premier Pak Pong-ju, sends a message of greeting to Chinese leaders, including President Xi Zinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

30 An event takes place at Mt. Kumgang to mark the 14th anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-il's field guidance there.

October

1 A revolutionary museum for three Mt. Paektu commanders -- the late North Korea founder Kim Il-sung, his wife Kim Jong-suk and his son Kim Jong-il -- opens in Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province.

1 Nigerian Ambassador to Pyongyang Nwofe Alexander gives a reception on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the independence of Nigeria.

1 Art performances, sports and amusement games, and other events take place in the North to mark the International Day of Old Persons.

1 The KCNA says the North Korean people are greatly encouraged by their footballers' successful matches at the 17th Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon.

1 The 2014 provincial mass sports contest opens on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
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