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2013 Archive


January 6-7: ROK Foreign Minister meets with Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Washington

January 8: Kim Jong-un's Birthday

January 8: Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea for an exhibition basketball game

January 19-24: Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo

January 20-27: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travels to China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore

January 27-31: Special Representative Glyn Davies travels to China, South Korea, and Japan to discuss policy toward North Korea

February 16: Kim Jong-il's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)

February 20-25: Inter-Korean family reunions held at Mt. Kumgang

February 25-26: Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies travels to Russia and Sweden to discuss North Korea policy

February 24 -April 18: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises

March 9: North Korea holds elections for the Supreme People's Assembly

March 17: UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea presents its final report to the UN Human Rights Council

March 24-25: Nuclear Security Summit, The Netherlands. Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, and Shinzo Abe to hold summit on sidelines

April 7: U.S. hosts trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials on North Korea policy in Washington

April 9: DPRK to convene Supreme People's Assembly

April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)

April 23-26: President Barack Obama travels to Japan, South Korea.

May 1: May Day (DPRK National Holiday)

May 26-27: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Seoul for talks on North Korea

May 30 - June 1: International defense ministers, military chiefs, and other senior government representatives meet in Singapore for the Shangri-La Dialogue. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the keynote address.

June 4-5: G7 Summit, Brussels, Belgium

June 25: Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War

July 3-4: Chinese President Xi Jinping makes state visit to South Korea

July 8: Anniversary of the Death of Kim Il-sung (DPRK National Holiday)

July 27: Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Signing (DPRK National Holiday)

August 3-8: ASEAN Regional Forum, Naypyitaw, Burma

August 15: Liberation Day (DPRK National Holiday)

August 18: Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, joint US-ROK military exercise, begins.

September 9: Anniversary of the Founding of the DPRK (DPRK National Holiday)

September 24-30: UN General Assembly Debate

September 25: Second session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly. Kim Jong Un does not attend due to illness.

October 10: Anniversary of the Founding of the Korean Workers' Party (DPRK National Holiday)

October 14: Kim Jong Un makes first reported public appearance after nearly six-week absence.

November 4: US Midterm elections.

November 10: APEC Summit convenes in Beijing

November 15-16: G20 Summit, Brisbane, Australia

November 18: UN General Assembly's Third Committee passes a resolution on human rights in North Korea

December 17: Anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il.