Rare second meeting for North Korea's parliament
North Korea’s parliament held a rare second meeting of the year on Thursday September 25, but leader Kim Jong-un did not attend. The Supreme People’s Assembly usually only meets once a year so a second session always invites foreign analysts to speculate on the reason, and to anticipate the possibility of significant changes in the state.
Top of the agenda was North Korea’s education system – a new 12-year curriculum was put in place in 2012. After that, new appointments to North Korea’s powerful National Defence Commission were announced.