Participants of the Supreme People’s Assembly at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
Participants of the Supreme People’s Assembly at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
North Korea

North Korea touts 2022 economic achievement despite challenges, increase in defence spending

  • Premier Kim Tok Hun said North Korean people ‘achieved remarkable successes in the struggle for economic construction’, but did not elaborate
  • Defence spending in the 2023 budget remains the same as last year when Kim Jong- un called for an ‘exponential increase’ in the country’s nuclear arsenal

Participants of the Supreme People’s Assembly at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
Participants of the Supreme People’s Assembly at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
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