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Kim Jong-un presides party meeting to discuss current int'l situation, food shortages
Updated: 2021-06-16 08:57:30 KST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is presiding over a Workers' Party meeting to discuss ways to deal with the "current international situation,' which might, analysts say, include the regime's policy toward Seoul and Washington.
The North's state media reported Wednesday that the multiday session that kicked off the previous day covered ways to tackle food shortages, anti-pandemic efforts and other economic issues.
Currently, the North is aiming to avoid the pandemic or potential natural disasters in the summer affecting the population too much.
Analysts say it's highly possible messages for South Korea and the U.S. will be announced in light of last month's South Korea-U.S. summit, but the tone might be softer than usual.
Reporter : damikim@arirang.com