North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un in his party meeting underlined the need to improve relations with the outside world. Government media have said that Kim reviewed relations with South Korea at a party meeting that continued for the third consecutive day, although it did not say what steps he wanted to take.
Observers have expressed hope that through the first conference of the ruling workers party in the last five years, he wants to send a message of goodwill towards South Korea and the US as the country faces increasing economic challenges. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday that at the party’s conference on Thursday, Kim outlined his party’s policies and stressed on improving relations with other countries.
KCNA said Kim also reviewed relations with South Korea. The ‘Workers Party Congress’ is the apex unit of the decision making party. This unit reviews previous projects and sets new priorities and reshuffles departments of top officials.
Kim faced the most challenges in her nine-year tenure due to the closure of borders and US-imposed sanctions due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. In his opening address, Kim acknowledged the failure of the preceding economic development plans and pledged new development goals in the next five years. In the second day’s meeting, Kim said that his country would increase military capability.