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N. Korea convenes workers meeting to promote work-harder campaign

All News 15:50 June 03, 2016

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- North Korea convened a meeting of workers in Pyongyang this week to promote the "200-day loyalty campaign" aimed at fueling the country's economic growth, a report by the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Friday.

The news agency reported that the meeting, held at the People’s Palace of Culture in the North Korean capital, was intended to send a government message that would incite the people to work more during the 200-day campaign. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un initially kicked off the campaign at the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

Attending Thursday's meeting were Kim Su-gil, chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, officials from the party and workers’ organizations in Pyongyang, media and representatives from literature and the arts, the KCNA said.

The meeting reviewed the achievements, experience and mistakes made during an earlier 70-day campaign and discussed measures to encourage officials, party members and workers taking part in the 200-day campaign to accurately and effectively reach their target goals, the report said.

In February, the North launched a 70-day work drive to prepare for the WPK's congress held in May, which served as a venue to help Kim Jong-un reaffirm his leadership. The earlier campaign mobilized a large number of people for construction projects and other programs.

The state-run media then praised information officials within the WPK who contributed to glorifying the recent congress.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang held a mass rally at Kim Il-sung Square on Wednesday to celebrate the decision outlined by the country's leadership to execute the 200-day campaign.

Among those present at the rally were Cabinet Premier Pak Pong-ju, Choe Ryong-hae, Kim Ki Nam and other senior officials of the party and state, the KCNA reported.

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