|The party cell conference will mark the third of its kind since current leader Kim Jong-un took office after his father Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack in late 2011. It was last held in December 2017. (File photo by= AP/Korea News)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] State media reported Monday,Leaders of grassroots units of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party paid tribute to the mausoleum of late leaders in Pyongyang, ahead of the partaking in their first congress in over three years.
The conference of secretaries of "party cells" was set to take place early this month to discuss "the affairs in prioritizing the position and the role" of the cells without specifying the date, State media earlier added. Party cells refer to the party's most elementary units consisting of five to 30 members. "The participants in the 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where President Kim Il-sung and Chairman Kim Jong-il lie in state," the Korean Central News Agency said. "The participants hardened strong will to bring about a revolutionary turn in the Party cell work as required by the new period of upsurge and turn in socialist construction," it added.
The KCNA didn’t disclose when the visit was made, but it appears to have taken place over the weekend apparently before their participation in the planned conference. The party cell conference will mark the third of its kind since leader Kim Jong-un took office after his father Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack in late 2011. It’s last held in December 2017.