Comprehensive discussion on North Korea-China trade issue, “necessary for food” in Ryanggang Province… No mention of restart date

Pungseo County, Ryanggang Province, North Korea, photographed in February 2019. / Photo = Daily NK

It is known that the Ryanggang Provincial Party recently summoned trade officials (workers) in the province to discuss the trade issue between North Korea and China.

A source from Ryanggang Province said in a phone call with Daily NK on the 28th, “The Provincial Party Committee discussed trade issues that could be prospectively pursued, saying, ‘Trade should be a thorough contribution to the construction of the national economy over the next five years.'” It is said that almost all trade-related officials in the province participated in this meeting.

According to the source, the Provincial Party Committee said, “Trade activities have failed to develop for the past two years due to the epidemic virus (COVID-19), which has had a huge impact on Doan’s economic construction.”

As a result, it was concluded that “the food problem is the most pressing issue in reality as the people’s eating problem is at its peak.”

It was also pointed out that “the problem of raw materials and materials is blocked in all economic activities and the energy (energy) problem is serious” and that trade issues should be discussed around these issues. It was pointed out that trade officials should quickly resume trade to solve the problem of eating and normalize businesses and operations.

However, the Cabal Committee was more focused on the issue of system compliance, the source said. First, he said to the trade officials, “We need to get rid of the habit of flashing lights in a campania (campaign) style” and “It is a matter of the country’s foreign exchange going out and coming in, so we need to analyze it in depth.”

In addition, he emphasized, “We need to root out this long-standing history,” he said, saying, “From the officials of the above units, they have been talking about special units and putting individualism and institutionalism at the forefront.”

In particular, the section on corruption was not left out. “I will not forgive the act of bringing things irrelevant to the national economy into rubbish while working with some individuals,” he said. pointed out

Meanwhile, the Cabal Committee did not properly explain the timing of the resumption of trade. However, insiders observe that ‘the resumption of trade is still slim as Ryanggang Province does not have quarantine facilities ready’.

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