North Korea’s Ruling Party to Hold First Congress Since 2016 in January

By Kyodo News 20 August 2020

BEIJING—North Korea’s ruling party will convene its congress next January for the first time since May 2016 to set forth a new five-year plan for national economic development, state-run media reported Thursday.

The previous party congress was held for the first time in 36 years, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his intention to convene it regularly from now on at a plenary meeting Wednesday of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the official Korean Central News Agency said.

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