Vice Premier Tu Chol Ro of Korea, North

was last reported in September, visiting Mongolia.
Ro was slightly more forthcoming on targets for 2006.
enterprises; he did not elaborate.
Ro said the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and China have entered a new stage of development.
Ro said the additional funding helped North Korea produce modern weapons needed to block the United States' efforts to dismantle Pyongyang's "nuclear deterrent.
5 percent more than originally budgeted, Ro was quoted as saying by North Korea's KCNA news agency.