lørdag 1. januar 2022

Kim Jong Un focuses year-end speech on 'food problem' in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has again admitted there is a "food problem" in the country, during a speech which brought an important five-day meeting of his Korean Worker's Party to a close.
The year-end address, summarized by state media outlet KCNA on Saturday, made brief reference to "emergency epidemic prevention work."

North Korea has kept quiet throughout the pandemic, cut itself off even more from the rest of the world and has not acknowledged a single domestic case of Covid-19. The majority of Kim's speech focused on the need to boost agricultural productivity in the country. He also praised military advances made during his tenth year in power but made no specific mention of South Korea nor the US, other than a short reference to policy directions for inter-Korean relations and external affairs.