March 21, 2023

Kim Jong Un promises economic ‘stabilization’ at meeting of party officials

North Korean leader reportedly led "consultative meeting" with top central, provincial officials ahead of party plenum

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised "stabilization" of the economy amid ongoing problems, state media reported Tuesday after Kim gathered top state and provincial-level party officials for a small and informal "consultative" meeting in preparation for this week's larger party plenum.

After hearing from the officials about "urgent problems" related to the economy, Kim reportedly "voiced his plan to bring about a substantial change in the economic work of the state and the stabilization of the people's living," according to the state-run Voice of Korea (VOK).