"There are also issues of preventing the birth rate from falling and well nurturing children," he said at the fifth National Meeting of Mothers that opened on Sunday in Pyongyang.
North Korea on Thursday launched two unidentified projectiles towards the East Sea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
The projectiles were launched from North Korea’s western province of South Pyongan towards the eastern waters on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua quoted the JCS as saying in a statement.
It noted that the South Korean military was closely monitoring relevant situations and maintaining defence posture in preparation for possible additional launches.
The latest projectile launch by North Korea was conducted on October 2 when S Korea saw it as a Pukkuksong-type of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. North Korea has test-fired short-range projectiles 12 times this year.