January 21, 2021

Kim Jong Un eyes South Korea and other countries on third day of Party Congress

State media says that North Korea will “expand and develop” foreign relations in the future

On the third day of its rare and politically-decisive Party Congress, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to “expand and develop” foreign relations with countries around the world, including South Korea.

State media reported on Friday that thousands of North Korean delegates at the Eighth Party Congress talked about South Korea and the possibility of growing international relationships “on a full scale” — a vague but reassuring statement that will be read as an olive branch to Seoul, according to experts.