In comments reported on Thursday by KCNA, Kim said he would double down on efforts to create a self-supporting national economy. [KCNA via Reuters]

North Korea’s parliament has re-elected the country’s leader Kim Jong Un as chairman of the State Affairs Commission and chosen a new premier.

The first session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly on Thursday chose Kim Jong Un for the post because of “his outstanding ideological and theoretical wisdom and experienced and seasoned leadership,” the Korean Central News Agency reported.

The assembly had first elected him chairman of the commission in 2016.

The official news agency also said Friday that Kim Jae Ryong was chosen as premier of the cabinet, replacing Pak Pong Ju.

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