North Korea to hold plenary meeting of ruling party's central committee on April 20

North Korea will hold a plenary meeting of its ruling party's central committee on April 20, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS
North Korea will hold a plenary meeting of its ruling party's central committee on April 20, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea will hold a plenary meeting of its ruling party's central committee on Friday (April 20), state media KCNA said on Thursday.

The meeting has been convened to discuss and decide "policy issues of new stage" to meet the demands of the current "important historic period", KCNA said.

US CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea last week and met leader Kim Jong Un, with whom he formed a "good relationship", US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday.

South Korea announced on Wednesday that it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement as it prepares for the upcoming North-and-South Korean summit later this month.