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Weekly on North Korea (April 21-27, 2006)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Chairman Kim Jong Il inspected army unit 196 and army unit 3240.

Celebrative events were held on the 74 th anniversary of the establishment of the Korea People’s Army, according to the Central and Pyongyang Broadcasting Station on April 24.

Inter-Korean Affairs

The 18 th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks were held in Pyongyang from April 21 to 24. The South and the North consulted on future directions of inter-Korean relations and general pending issues in inter-Korean relations and released the eight-point Joint Press Statement.

The South and the North announced an agreement on holding joint unification festivals on the 6 th anniversary of the announcement of the June 15 Joint Declaration.

Foreign Affairs

The spokesperson from the Central Committee of the General Federation of Korean Trade Unions on April 19, the spokesperson from the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League on April 20, the spokesperson from the Central Committee of the Korean Agricultural Workers Union on April 21, and the spokesperson from the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women’s Union on April 22 released a statement condemning Japan’s remarks over Dokdo Islets.

The first Venezuela ambassador to North Korea was newly appointed, according to the Central and Pyongyang Broadcasting Station on April 26.



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