OREANDA-NEWS. An extraordinary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea will be held in Pyongyang on August 19 to discuss an unnamed “crucial” issue.

This was reported by Bloomberg agency with reference to the North Korean media. The official message states that the participants in the meeting will “discuss and decide on an issue of crucial significance in developing the Korean revolution and increasing the fighting efficiency of the Party.”

Experts are not even trying to answer a question about the topics of the ongoing plenum, just listing what such a hastily convened meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling party can mean. Perhaps it will be the personnel issue, for example, the expansion of the already huge powers of Kim Yo-jong, a sister of the current leader of the country Kim Jong-un. The gathering may concern the adoption of some important decisions touching upon nuclear or missile programmes in North Korea, or be related to the coronavirus epidemic.