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Monday, November 30, 2020, 10:27
DPRK's Kim holds meeting to discuss Party Congress plans
By Xinhua
Monday, November 30, 2020, 10:27 By Xinhua

In this Nov 15, 2020, file photo provided by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) government, DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Politburo in Pyongyang. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY / KOREA NEWS SERVICE VIA AP)

PYONGYANG - The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK),  Kim Jong-un, presided over a Politburo meeting on Sunday to discuss plans and preparations for the upcoming eighth Party Congress slated for January next year, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Monday.

The DPRK's eighth Party Congress will be held in January, in which a new five-year economic development plan will be discussed and endorsed after the current five-year plan is completed this year

The enlarged meeting of the 21st Political Bureau of the seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) also "examined relevant issues for improving and strengthening the Party ideological work as required by the developing revolution, and approved the organization mechanism issue".

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The DPRK's eighth Party Congress will be held in January, in which a new five-year economic development plan will be discussed and endorsed after the current five-year plan is completed this year.

At the meeting, the country's economic institutions were "harshly criticized" for "not guiding their sectors scientifically ... and for failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism in their work," according to the report.

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