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Kim Jong Il Makes Economy Top Priority

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From Manufacturing Business Technology (Via Asia Pulse via Yonhap, apparently):

Experts say Pyongyang appears to have set economic recovery as the top goal for this year, perhaps in a belief that there has been progress in normalizing ties with the United States and in settling the dispute over its nuclear arms programs.
“The North Korean leader’s recent visit to a power station shows his intention to focus on building an infrastructure necessary to develop the national economy. Kim’s visit to a computer program exhibition also shows the sector on which the North intends to put priority,” a South Korean Unification Ministry official said. The official forecast that the North will focus on developing information and technology while trying to increase production in light industry and agriculture

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Written by nkmonitor

January 25, 2008 at 1:49 am

Posted in Inside North Korea

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