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N. Korea Pledges to Build Economy

N. Korea Pledges  to Build EconomyN. Korea Pledges  to Build Economy

North Korea government called for self-reliance and independent efforts for economic construction at a national meeting held in Pyongyang on Sunday as part of its celebratory events for the country’s 70th founding anniversary, the North’s media said Monday. The Korean Central News Agency said that the national meeting took place at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang and was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, foreign diplomats and representatives of international organizations, Yonhap reported.  The North’s titular head of state, Kim Yong-nam, urged the nation to endeavor to build a powerful economy and improve the people’s livelihood with a revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and production increase. Reflecting on the North’s history, Kim said North Korea has emerged as a fully independent and sovereign state in the international arena after fighting against strong imperialist enemies. The official also expressed hope for improved ties with Seoul by saying, “The DPRK government will as ever vigorously struggle for the improvement of north-south relations and national reunification, eternal peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and building of a new justifiable world.”


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