N.Korea to hold parliamentary session

North Korea is expected to convene a parliamentary session on Tuesday.

This will be the first meeting of the Supreme People's Assembly since January, if it is held as previously announced.

Officials say legislation on enhancing young people's education and legal revisions concerning the nation's economic plan are among the topics to be discussed at the gathering in Pyongyang.

The North Korean leadership seems eager to explore ways to tighten discipline and revive the economy, in the face of food shortages and other economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, the North test-fired missiles, some of which the Japanese government said likely fell inside Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, called on the US and South Korea to abandon hostility against the North. She also referred to the possibility of holding another inter-Korean summit.

Attention is on whether Pyongyang will clarify its stance on the relationship with the United States and South Korea at the assembly session.