Published: 10:05, December 30, 2020 | Updated: 06:46, June 5, 2023
KCNA: DPRK to hold 8th Party Congress in early January
By Xinhua

In this photo provided by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) government, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un (6th from left) attends a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Politburo in Pyongyang, DPRK, on Dec 29, 2020. (KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY / KOREA NEWS SERVICE VIA AP)

PYONGYANG - The 8th Party Congress of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be held in "early January," the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday.

The KCNA reported that the leaders of the country, including top leader Kim Jong-un, gathered at the 22nd meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Tuesday, where they reviewed lists of delegates who were "elected at the conferences of the Party organizations at all levels" nationwide.

The KCNA had reported earlier that the upcoming congress will discuss and endorse a new five-year economic development plan to guide the national economy for the next five year

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The Political Bureau studied the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK and adopted a decision on holding the congress in early January 2021, the KCNA reported, without giving the exact date of the meeting.

The Political Bureau also conducted an in-depth study and discussion on a series of important issues to be referred to the Party congress and made relevant decisions, according to KCNA.

The KCNA had reported earlier that the upcoming congress will discuss and endorse a new five-year economic development plan to guide the national economy for the next five year.

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The 7th Party Congress was held in May 2016.