20:14 GMT28 July 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has chaired the second expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Worker's Party of Korea (WPK), during which he discussed the enhancement of the army's fighting efficiency in light of the changing situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

    According to the news agency, the meeting was attended by members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, executive members of the North Korean People's Army (KPA), as well as members of the Central Committee of the WPK.

    The meeting looked over the further development of North Korea's armed forces amid recent events linked to the situation in the country and worldwide.

    Soldiers during a military parade marking the 105th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, in Pyongyang
    © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev
    Soldiers during a military parade marking the 105th birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, in Pyongyang

    KSNA reported that Kim had also analysed the situation and the position of the KPA before setting out strategic objectives and highlighting ways to strengthen and develop them.

    Kim added that the People's Army must strongly defend "the sovereignty and security of the country and protect the Party, revolutionary work, the interests of the state and people and the socialist construction", as cited by the media outlet.

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