This regular publication looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.
In international news, over 2800 journalists attended the inter-Korean summit on April 27. This is more than twice the number reported for the previous summits, held in 2000 and 2007.
In Inter-Korean news, Yonhap News Agency reported that North Korean Red Cross officials met their South Korean counterparts in a regional forum in March. Unlike in previous forums, both sides were willing to compromise and were actively engaged in the talks.
On the domestic front, significant progress on the construction of large buildings in and around Nampo container port seems to have been made since early 2016. Nampo is the country’s largest maritime trading hub, used to handle and store shipping containers, coal and oil.