The 8th Party Congress in North Korea appears to be imminent.
It is said that North Korea has already convened representatives to attend the party conference in Pyongyang, the capital, and has held a ceremony for presenting a representative certificate.
It seems that the possibility of opening as early as today cannot be ruled out.
Reporter Jung Yu-jin reports.
It has been said that North Korea has awarded representative certificates to representatives attending the 8th Party Congress.
Representatives have already gathered in Pyongyang, the capital, and a presentation ceremony was held under the presidency of Kim Jae-ryong, chairman of the party preparation committee.
They also reported that they had been to documentary films and art exhibitions.
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The fact that the representatives that North Korea usually convenes three or four days before the party conference already gathered in Pyongyang means that the party conference is imminent.
This is because the party convention may be held as early as the first day of the year, today or tomorrow.
This observation is weighing on as Chairman Kim Jong-un, who has often made an unprecedented move, such as starting at midnight after breaking the expectations of the Fever ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the party in October.
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The 7th Party Congress held in 2016 marked the finale with a large-scale rally after four days, so it is expected that a rally including a small-scale fervor will be held this time after the tournament for three or four days.
However, in consideration of the corona situation, etc., the size of the contest participants, which exceeded 5,000 audiences in the 7th round, may be reduced or adjusted.
In particular, Chairman Kim is attracting attention as it is highly likely to present North Korea’s new routes and policies toward South Korea and the United States through a report on the first day of the tournament instead of omitting the New Year’s address.
This is YTN Jeong Yujin.
[저작권자(c) YTN & YTN plus 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]