|North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 13th Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in an undisclosed location in North Korea on Sunday. (File photo by=KCNA / KNS / VIA AFP-JIJI)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] On Tuesday (June 8), North Korea’s state media announced that its leader Kim Jong-un conducted a consultative meeting with top officials to discuss economic policies for the second half of the year before a key party meeting. Kim prompted the officials to make "devoted efforts" to improve the economy at the meeting Monday with senior officials of the Central Committee and provincial committees of the ruling Workers' Party, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) added.
The KCNA said, "the consultative meeting, on the threshold of the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee, had an intensive check on the detailed situation of every field in regard to the implementation of main policies for the latter half of this year, and discussed the practical issues to cope with the situation. Kim also laid out a plan to bring about a "tangible change in stabilizing the state economic work and people's living with the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee as an occasion," it added. The KCNA, however, didn’t provide the details of Kim's plan.
Top officials attended the meeting, such as Premier Kim Tok-hun and Jo Yong-won, secretary for Organizational Affairs of the party's Central Committee. Meanwhile, this marks the first time the North has held a consultative meeting under the current leader, a unification ministry official said.