N.Korea's ruling party to hold plenary session

North Korean media is reporting that the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party will hold a plenary session early this month.

The Saturday edition of party newspaper Rodong Sinmun says leader Kim Jong Un presided over a politburo session of the party on Friday.

Participants reportedly decided to hold the plenary session early in June to review state affairs for the first half of the year and implement measures essential for the economy and the lives of the people.

It would be the first time the Central Committee has met for a plenary session since February.

North Korea's economy has been hit hard by UN Security Council sanctions. Pyongyang's decision to restrict cross-border trade during the coronavirus pandemic has compounded the economic malaise.

North Korea's leadership has stressed its commitment to rebuilding the economy.

Saturday's media report was the first to cover Kim's public appearance since the US-South Korea summit last month.

The report did not contain any mention by him of the United States or South Korea.