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3rd Session of 12th SPA Held

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 7 (KCNA) -- The Third Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.

Deputies to the SPA participated in the session.

Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, took the platform.

Chairman Choe Thae Bok made an opening address.

Discussed at the session were agenda items on recall and election of premier of the DPRK Cabinet and organizational matters.

Deputy Kim Yong Il was recalled from the post of premier and Deputy Choe Yong Rim was elected to the post at the proposal of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee at the end of the discussion on the first agenda item.

Then followed discussion on the second agenda item.

Deputy Jang Song Thaek was elected as vice-chairman of the NDC at the proposal of Kim Jong Il.

Some Cabinet members were recalled and appointed at the session.

Deputies Kwak Pom Gi, O Su Yong and Pak Myong Son were recalled from the post of vice-premier while Deputy Ri Ju O from the post of minister of Light Industry, Deputy Jong Yon Gwa from the post of minister of Foodstuff and Daily Necessities Industry and Deputy Pak Hak Son from that of chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission.

Deputies Kang Nung Su, Kim Rak Hui, Ri Thae Nam and Jon Ha Chol were appointed as vice-premiers, Deputy Jo Pyong Ju as vice-premier and concurrently minister of Machine-Building Industry, Deputy Han Kwang Bok as vice-premier and concurrently minister of Electronics Industry, Deputy An Jong Su as minister of Light Industry, Deputy Jo Yong Chol as minister of Foodstuff and Daily Necessities Industry and Deputy Pak Myong Chol as minister of Physical Culture and Sports.

Deputy Choe Yong Rim was sworn in as premier at the session.



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