DPRK’s Ruling Party Holds Meeting On New Department

PYONGYANG, Aug 6 (NNN-KCNA) – Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), presided over a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) yesterday, to establish a new division and improve the party’s functions, official media reported today.

The Fourth Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Seventh WPK Central Committee, discussed the issue of setting up a new department within the Central Committee, and ways to improve the party’s personnel affairs system. It did not give further details about the new department.

At the meeting, “Kim Jong Un called upon members of the Executive Policy Council to decisively improve the work of the fields in their charge, by displaying high sense of responsibility and devotion.”

Members at the meeting also heard a report on anti-pandemic work and the situation in Kaesong City, which is completely locked down under the state’s maximum emergency system, and decided to provide special supply of food and funds to the city, to stabilise the living of its citizens.

Kim placed Kaesong, near the border with South Korea, under total lock-down on July 25, after a person there was found with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, though the official media said a few days later that, no confirmed case was reported in the country. Currently, Kaesong is still under lock-down, with “the maximum emergency system” being carried out in the whole country to stem the epidemic.– NNN-KCNA