(ANSA) – Seoul, June 16 – Kim Jong Un admitted that the food situation in North Korea was “tense,” according to state media, as he sounded the alarm, aware of the devastating famine of the 1990s in which hundreds of people died. . The country, which is under multiple international sanctions, suffers from chronic food shortages, and last year the coronavirus pandemic and a series of storms and floods put more pressure on the economy and agriculture. Speaking at a plenary session of the Workers’ Party Central Committee, according to the official Central News Agency, Kim said the economy has improved this year, with industrial production increasing by 25% compared to the previous year. However, it was opposed by a number of factors. “People’s food situation has become tense as the agricultural sector failed to meet its grain production plan due to the damage caused by last year’s typhoon,” Kim said, calling for measures to lessen the impact of such natural disasters and insisting on ensuring the good. Harvest is a “top priority”. (handle).
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