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North Korea Newsletter No. 375 (Aug. 13, 2015)

All Headlines 10:22 August 13, 2015

Weekly Chronological Review

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from Aug. 6-13, 2015.

Aug.

6 A national seminar is held at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang for the purpose of deeply studying the feats of President Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea.

6 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a farm machine exhibition, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) says without revealing the date and the location of the exhibition.

7 North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong from Aug. 5-7 have talks with foreign ministers of Russia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Laos, Indonesia and Malaysia on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum held in Malaysia.

7 Foreign diplomatic envoys and members of the military attaches corps in Pyongyang visit the area of Mt. Paektu from Aug. 5 to 7 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation, which falls on Aug. 15.

7 A national scientific and technological presentation in the field of footwear industry is held in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province from Aug.5-7.

7 The Pyongyang Home for the Aged opens on the bank of the River Taedong in the wake of the Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage.

7 The title of People's Athlete is awarded to Kim Kuk-hyang who won North Korea's first gold medal at the 16th FINA World Championships and her coach Shin Jong-rim.

7 North Korea decides to fix a new standard time on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation.

8 The North Korean Cabinet gives a reception at Okryu Restaurant for Kim Kuk-hyang who placed first at the 16th FINA World Championships.

8 A DPRK government delegation led by Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong arrives in Bangkok to pay an official visit to Thailand.

8 A delegation of the State Commission of Quality Management led by Chairman Ri Chol-jin leaves Pyongyang to take part in an international seminar of chiefs of national standardization organizations to be held in Singapore.

9 Kim Yong-nam separately meets Anatoliyevich Medvedev, prime minister of Russia, and leaders of Egypt, Togo and Niger during his visit to Egypt to take part in the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal.

9 DPRK Premier Pak Pong-ju makes a field survey of the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex.

9 Kim Yong-nam sends a message of greeting to Tony Tan Keng Yam, president of Singapore, on the occasion of its national day.

9 Kim Jong-un sends a message of congratulations to the women football players who won the title of the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asia Cup.

10 Kim Yong-nam sends a message of sympathy to Thein Sein, president of Myanmar, in connection with the fact that the recent flooding caused by torrential rains in Myanmar claimed big casualties and huge material losses.

10 Officials and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea (UAWK) start a study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu.

11 Foreign delegations arrive in Pyongyang to participate in the international solidarity event for celebrating the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation.

11 Delegations of overseas Koreans arrive in Pyongyang to participate in the conference for national reunification for
celebrating the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation.

11 DPRK Premier Pak Pong-ju makes a field survey of the flood damage in South Hwanghae Province.

11 A performance is given by successful participants of vocal solo and instrument solo contest among officials and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea at the Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm in Pyongyang.

12 North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) denounces the South Korea-U.S. joint Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises as a drill for a surprise nuclear war against the north.

12 Kim Jong-un gives field guidance to the Farm No. 1116 under KPA Unit 810.

12 Senior state officials and party and administrative officials of the ministries and national institutions visit the Sinchon Museum.

12 A film show is held at the People's Palace of Culture on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation.

12 A national art exhibition for celebrating the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation opens at the Korean Art Gallery in Pyongyang.
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