North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
In this undated file photo provided by the North Korean government on April 12, 2020, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects an air defence unit in western area, North Korea. Image Credit: AP

Seoul: North Korea opened on Tuesday a rare congress of the ruling Workers’ Party, which is expected to set out a new economic and political plan, state media reported.

“The 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) opened in Pyongyang,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.