Kim Jong-un calls for Korean People's Army to improve absolute power and technical edge

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Kim Jong-un calls for Korean People's Army to improve absolute power and technical edge

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un attends a meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea, which was held in Pyongyang between June 21 and 23, 2022, according to a photo provided by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. PYONGYANG SEOUL The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has called for the Korean People's Army to improve the absolute power and military and technical edge, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.

Kim Jong-un made the call at the third enlarged meeting of the eighth Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea WPK held from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the KCNA report.

The report said that the meeting focused on issues about bolstering national defense capabilities to put them on the level appropriate for a new stage of the developing revolution.

The proposal to increase the number of vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Military Commission was adopted by the meeting, Ri Pyong-chol, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, as vice-chairman of the Party Central Military Commission.

The government should reopen a case of repatriation of two DPRK fishermen in the year 2019 according to the ruling party members and rights activists in the Republic of Korea.

The DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, rear center, attends a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, in this photo provided by the DPRK government. President Yoon Suk-yeol, who took office in May, has been revisiting a number of defection cases after criticizing what he called his predecessor Moon Jae-in's DPRK policy and vowing to boost support for defectors during the election campaign.

The Moon government deported the fishermen, calling them dangerous criminals who allegedly killed 16 other colleagues aboard their vessel while crossing the sea border.

There was an unfortunate event between the crewmen due to an abusive captain, but officials did not elaborate at the time.