Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea, spent weeks preparing for the 7th Workers’ Party Congress, the first of its kind in nearly 36 years.
The Workers’ Party in North Korea is the country’s premier political institution and the momentous event, which kicked off on Friday, is attended by the most elite and influential people of the communist state.
The prime goal of the conference is to lay out the direction and priorities of North Korea over the next five to 10 years and to make amendments to the Workers’ Party charter.
In reality, it is actually an opportunity for the elitists to congratulate themselves and their supreme leader, Kim Jong-un on a job well done — and the communist leader did just that by celebrating its nuclear launch in January as evidence of its “prestige.”
“Regardless of whether someone recognizes it or not, our status as a nuclear state that is armed with H-bombs cannot change,” the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea stated.
Students, workers and farmers trained day and night, weeks ahead of the once-in-the-generation event for dance performance and parades.
The party flag, featuring a golden sickle for farmers, hammer for workers and writing brush for academics, is flown from various buildings and reports from the China-Korea borders imply a treasure trove of luxurious items have been smuggled into the country to be distributed among the attendees.
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