N. Korea has been holding virtual meetings for first time since COVID-19 outbreak
Updated: 2020-06-29 10:02:33 KST
North Korea held a meeting of its Central Military Commission last Tuesday to suspend planned military actions against South Korea.
But aside from the decision reached, it was unusual to see that Pyeongyang was holding its first ever virtual meeting.
"It's rare to see Kim Jong-un hold the meeting virtually. Based on North Korea's news coverage, it appears to be the first time the regime has held a video conference."
However, it was not the last.
North Korea has held a cabinet meeting and several meetings through video conference since last Tuesday.
Some schools in the North, after being subject to a two month delay, held their opening ceremonies virtually.
And experts say, more un-tact meetings will be held by the North in the future.
"During this COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea is utilizing technology that doesn't involve personal contact in an appropriate manner. It also appears they've set a policy goal to provide education virtually.
In the meantime, North Korea has reportedly started to emphasize the development of providing virtual education not only for students, but also for workers and local teachers.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.