North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly reviewed inter-Korean ties and declared the direction of policy for expanding foreign relations at a key party congress.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said on Friday that Kim announced the policy line in a report to the eighth congress of the ruling Workers' Party held in Pyongyang the previous day.
On the third day of the congress on Thursday, Kim reportedly reviewed the issue of affairs with South Korea as required by "the prevailing situation and the changed times."
The KCNA said Kim declared the general orientation and the policy stand of the party for "comprehensively expanding and developing the external relations."
The report, however, did not elaborate further.
The KCNA said Kim also discussed the important issue of establishing the North's own wholesome and revolutionary socialist lifestyle in all spheres of social life and thoroughly eliminating non-socialist elements.
The KCNA said the congress will continue on Friday.