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General Secretary Kim Jong Un guides enlarged meeting of WPK Central Military Commission

The Fourth Enlarged Meeting of the Eighth Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on February 6 amid the soaring militant spirit and fighting enthusiasm of the Korean People's Army to firmly guarantee the dynamic advance of the Korean-style socialist cause with matchless military muscle.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, guided the enlarged meeting.

Present there were vice-chairmen Ri Pyong Chol and Ri Yong Gil and members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK.

Attending it as observers were commanders of the KPA services, commanding officers of its corps and major units, commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence and other armed forces organs, leading officials in the defence science research field and cadres of the Department of the Munitions Industry and other relevant departments of the WPK Central Committee.

The enlarged meeting discussed in depth the major military and political tasks for 2023 and the long-term issues concerning the orientation for army building.

With selfless devotion

February 7, 2023

Public health service in the DPRK is not merely a medical service, but the work to make people substantially benefit from the advantageous socialist healthcare system. 

For this reason deep devotion to patients is regarded as the most important quality of health workers. 


New-type mixed gas compressor produced

February 7, 2023

Last year, the Ryongsong Machine Complex produced over 100 compressors and large ventilators, including several extra-large high pressure compressors, and dozens of mobile rice threshers and car dumpers.

Among the compressors was a mixed gas compressor which has been installed and on a trial run at the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex.

It was two years ago that the machine complex started to make the new-type mixed gas compressor, which can be said to be a leap forward in developing the country’s machine-building industry.

Space exploration continues in DPRK

February 7, 2023

It has been seven years since the DPRK launched its first earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong 4 on February 7 2016. 

It was thanks to the wise leadership of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un that the country succeeded in launching the earth observation satellite four years after the successful launching of its first application satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in 2012.

In mid-January 2016 he repeatedly visited the spaceport despite the winter cold to give guidance over the preparations for launching the satellite all day long. And he sent his masterly autographic characters Kwangmyongsong to be inscribed on the satellite and showed warm affection to the space scientists and technicians who were assembling the satellite.

El Niño to bring extreme weather conditions

February 7, 2023

Recently, scientists warned that next year might be the hottest year in history by the effect of El Niño which is very likely to happen this year. 

According to them, the possibility that an El Niño episode could occur between August and November this year is 66 percent.

This natural phenomenon affects the earth’s temperature and precipitation.

Koreans celebrate folk holiday with national sentiment, in cheerful mood

February 7, 2023

The people across the DPRK enjoyed Jongwoldaeborum or the First Full Moon Day on February 5.

The folk holiday which comes after lunar New Year’s Day has been celebrated by the Korean people every year from olden times as an occasion of wishing for good luck and good crops in the New Year. 

Marking the holiday, artistes of the Phibada Opera Troupe gave a music and dance performance at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre while those of the National Acrobatic Troupe staged an acrobatic performance at the Pyongyang Circus Theatre. The songs and dance pieces which were overflowing with national sentiment and flavour and the distinctive and impressive acrobatic pieces filled the audiences with deep admiration. 

National foods on Jongwoldaeborum

February 7, 2023

It is a custom of the Korean people to spend Jongwoldaeborum, the fifteenth day of the first month by the lunar calendar, joyfully while sharing national foods together.

The national foods included ogokpap (boiled rice mixed with four other staple cereals), pokssam (wrapped rice), dishes made of nine kinds of dried greens and others.

They cooked and ate ogokpap on the day as they not only regarded it as good for health but also hoped for good crops of all cereals. 

Russian FM spokeswoman cynical about western Europe

February 7, 2023

Western Europe is going under, said Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, on February 3.

She said so as to the remarks of the Ukrainian President that Russia has started to adapt itself quickly to sanctions, whereas the speed of enforcing anti-Russia sanctions has decreased in Europe.

Deriding western Europe, which has lost its viability a long time ago and is thus being on the wane, as sinking, she stressed that the Soviet people had rescued such western Europe in a fix last century.

China urges Japan to reflect on its history of aggression

February 7, 2023

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded that Japan seriously reflect on its history of aggression at a press conference on February 3.

Recently a protest demonstration took place in the Philippines as it has been revealed that the Japanese authorities did not include the fact about Japan’s past conscription of women for sexual slavery in a report they, in disregard of the neighbouring countries’ opposition, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council to be used for the country-specific deliberation of human rights.

In a reply to a relevant question, the spokesman noted that the conscription of women for sexual slavery is a severe crime the Japanese militarists committed against humanity and that the historical fact cannot be denied because of clear evidence.

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