Kim calls for strengthening North Korea’s sole-party structure

Seoul, Dec 29 (EFE).- North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has urged the strengthening of power structures of the country’s sole party during the third day of an important plenary meeting in Pyongyang, according to state media Wednesday.

Kim stressed “the need to steadily augment the fighting efficiency of the Party organizations and conduct the Party work in a fresher way,” KCNA detailed on the third day of the sixth plenary meeting of the eighth Central Committee of the Workers Party.

The North Korean leader in a report also spoke of “enhancing the role of the provincial Party committees, the political staff of the relevant regions, and their chief secretaries, and the practical ways for raising the effectiveness and efficiency of the Party ideological work and improving the personnel affairs.”

Cabinet Premier Kim Tok-hun spoke of the need to urgently resolve “immediate issues” in state affairs, such as economic development, added the KCNA text without specifying further details.

“Organizational matter” was the second item on the agenda.

KCNA noted that the meeting will continue without specifying its full duration.

It is expected that Kim will deliver a closing speech that will be made public on Jan. 1 and in which he will possibly give some information about the diplomatic course of the country in 2023.

This important meeting comes at a time of all-time high tension on the peninsula, where Pyongyang has carried out a record number of weapons tests this year, and Seoul and Washington have resumed major military maneuvers and the temporary deployment of US strategic assets. EFE


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