North Korea to convene its parliament this month

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June 9, 2016 9:35 AM

North Korea will hold a meeting of its national parliament later this month, following up on the first congress of its ruling workers' party in 36 years.

North Korea will hold a meeting of its national parliament later this month, following up on the first congress of its ruling workers’ party in 36 years.

The Supreme People’s Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the North Korean government, is to convene June 29, according to a report in the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday.

The assembly is expected to approve and follow up on decisions taken at last month’s party congress.

The congress was a major political event that provided a high-profile forum for leader Kim Jong Un to lay out his priorities – mainly vows to keep developing nuclear weapons while strengthening the domestic economy – and announce some shuffling within the top tier of his regime’s leadership.

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