February 25, 2024

North Korea lays out budget plans, personnel changes at parliamentary meeting

Lawmakers agree to spend 47.8% of state budget on economy, 15.9% on national defense

Update at 16:00 KST: this article has been updated to include further details of the meeting shared on state television

North Korea's 14th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) held its third session on Sunday, state media reported Monday, laying out budgetary priorities for the coming year and confirming some high-profile official appointments.