May 18, 2022

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North Korea extends party meeting as country prepares to ring in new year

State media reports plenum to continue Friday but doesn’t mention celebrations on 10th anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s rule

North Korean party officials conducted a second day of departmental “workshops” as part of an ongoing plenary meeting on Thursday, according to state media, which reported that the meeting will go on until at least Friday.

The report on the fourth day of the plenum in the party-run Rodong Sinmun on Friday morning was the shortest of the event yet, offering only three sentences that said the workshops wrapped up and that the meeting “continues.” It did not mention anything about leader Kim Jong Un’s participation.