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North Korea Newsletter No. 381, (Sept. 24, 2015)

2015/09/24 11:00

Weekly Chronological Review

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from Sept. 17-23, 2015.

September

17 A meeting of proud children takes place at the Pyongyang Schoolchildren's Palace on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of North Korea's accession to the U.N. convention on children's rights.

17 Pak Pong-ju, premier of the Cabinet of North Korea, sends a congratulatory message to Sherif Ismail upon his appointment as prime minister of Egypt.

17 A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea denounces the U.S. for disturbing the atmosphere of improving inter-Korean relations.

17 The April 25 Sports team wins the Torch Cup men's premium soccer league with a record of three wins and three draws.

18 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives field guidance to the recovery drive for Rason City, which was hit by a flood.

18 The (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claims it is North Korea's sovereign right to put a satellite built with its indigenous efforts and technology into space.

18 A delegation of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) led by Chairman Zhang Jian arrives in Pyongyang to take part in the 46th meeting of the Executive Committee of the EAFF.

19 Minju Joson, the North's cabinet newspaper, accuses the U.S. and South Korean authorities for infringing upon North Korea's sovereignty regarding the North's plan to launch a satellite.

19 The 46th meeting of the Executive Committee of the EAFF takes place in Pyongyang.

19 The KCNA says the 8th Pyongyang Musical Instruments Exhibition recently took place at the Pyongyang International House of Culture.

19 North Korean papers slam South Korean conservative forces "anti-North Korea human rights campaign" as a blatant challenge and an unpardonable politically motivated provocation on the dignity and system of North Korea.

20 The KCNA says North Korean players Jong Kum-hwa and Pyon Yun-ae grabbed a gold medal at the 9th Asian Acrobatic Gymnastic Championship held in China from Sept. 17 to 19.

20 A symposium takes place at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on the occasion of the World's Alzheimer Day.

20 Neil Forbes Davidson, senator from the British Labor Party, and his party visit the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage.

20 A spokesman for the North's Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea denounces the South Korean authorities for trying to railroad the "bill on human rights in the north" through the National Assembly.

20 The 11th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair opens with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House in Pyongyang.

20 Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, sends a message of greeting to Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, president of Malta, on the occasion of its independence day.

21 A North Korean delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong leaves Pyongyang to take part in the 70th UN General Assembly.

21 The April 25 Sports Team wins the women's premier soccer league beating the Pyongyang Sports Team 2:1 on Sept. 19.

21 Kim Yong-nam has a talk with Indian Ambassador to North Korea Ajay Kumar Sharma, who paid a farewell call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

21 North Korean players Jong Kum-wwa and Pyon Yun-ae grabbed a gold medal at the 9th Asian Acrobatic Gymnastic Championship held in China from Sept. 17-19.

21 Staff members of the Polish Embassy in Pyongyang and Polish guests staying in North Korea did friendship labor at the North Korea-Poland Friendship Jangsuwon Cooperative Farm.

22 Kim Yong-nam receives credentials from Dolana Msimang, the South African ambassador to North Korea, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.

22 Kim Jong-un toured a commodity show presented by the munitions industry, which displays more than 1,800 kinds of daily necessities that are produced at munitions industrial establishments.

23 The KCNA says new North Korean Ambassador to Iceland Kang Yong-dok presented his credentials to the president of Iceland on Sept. 15.

23 North Korean foreign ministry rejects the experts' meeting of the United Nations on North Korea's human rights and claims the meeting is aimed at "change of social system" and "replacement of regime".

23 The North Korean Red Cross Society demands immediate halt to moves in South Korea to enact "Law on Human Rights in North"

   23 German Ambassador to North Korea Thomas Schaefer gives a reception at his embassy on the occasion of its national day.

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