Last Friday, Kim Jong-un delivered a speech at the end of the ruling party’s deliberations. At the same time, the speech was to be a summary of the ten-year power of the leader’s country. Much attention has been paid to economic issues.
North Korea has to deal with its food supply problems. The economic situation in the country includes the consequences of the Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) pandemic and cruelty associated with it. The state authorities almost completely banned exchanges and border crossings with China and the Russian Federation. This, in turn, brought trade with these countries almost to nothing. In addition, Korea was hit by natural disasters in 2020, the effects of which are expected to threaten agriculture in a certain way.
Kim Jong-un – as reported by BBC News World, citing a message from the Korea Central Information Agency (KCNA) – stated that in the new year “the main task is to increase development and improve people’s living standards”. In general, he described the situation prevailing in the country in 2021 as “difficult.” He also said that the state must perform the “important task of making radical progress in solving the problem of people’s food, clothing and housing.”
“Work on epidemic prevention should be the top priority in the country’s work,” the Korean leader said.
At the same time, Kim Jong-un stressed that Pyongyang must continue Enhance his defensive capabilities Because of the “increasingly unstable military situation on the Korean peninsula”. As a result, he ordered the production of powerful and modern weapons systems to enhance the combat capabilities of the army. He also called for “absolute loyalty” to the party’s leadership. The appeal was supposed to concern the army in a special way.
Kim Jong Un seized power in December 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il. Under his rule, North Korea, incl. Significantly developed its nuclear arsenal. However, the economy is on the verge of collapse.
Despite all this, Kim described 2021 as “the year of the great victory.” The beginning of 2022 will be a “great battle for life and death”.
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