Yonhap News AgencyMarch 19, 2014 20:31
SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Thursday called the first meeting of its new parliament.
The state Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), monitored in Seoul, announced in a short dispatch that the inaugural session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly will be held in Pyongyang on April 9.
On March 9, 687 new deputies were elected to what is regarded as a rubber-stamp legislature. It was the first such election under the current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who took the helm in December 2011 following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il.