North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday urged officials of his country’s ruling party to work on improving citizens’ quality of life amid a “grim” economic situation, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Monday.
North Korea faces “huge tasks for adjusting and developing the state economy,” Kim said in a speech on October 10.
“The only way for dynamically pushing forward the unprecedented crucial work despite grim situation is for the entire Party to get united [sic],” he continued.
North Korean government officials “should always consider whether their work infringe upon the interests of the people or cause trouble to the people [sic],” the leader advised.
Kim’s lecture on Sunday took place in Pyongyang to mark the 76th anniversary of the