North Korea’s Kim pushes economic plan with fisheries visit as officials berate United States
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fish processing facility in North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 18, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media published detailed reports on Tuesday of a visit by leader Kim Jong Un to two fisheries, underscoring his drive to build economic independence as negotiations with the United States to lift punishing sanctions soured.
Kim has been increasingly driving “self-reliant” development as the centerpiece of a five-year economic strategy begun in 2016.