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N. Korean parliament convenes to follow up on party congress

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raises his Party Membership Card to vote during North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly,  convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raises his Party Membership Card to vote during North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Military officers cheer during North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, chaired by their leader Kim Jong Un, convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)

    Military officers cheer during North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, chaired by their leader Kim Jong Un, convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un reacts as the  Supreme People's Assembly is convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.  that is expected to follow up on the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years, which was held last month. Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un reacts as the Supreme People's Assembly is convened Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. that is expected to follow up on the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years, which was held last month. Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy. (NKO via AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

North Korea has convened a meeting of its national parliament that is expected to follow up on the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years, which was held last month.

The Supreme People's Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the North Korean government, convened in Pyongyang on Wednesday. It was not immediately known how long the assembly's meetings would last, though sessions normally only take a few days.

The party congress was a major political forum during which leader Kim Jong Un vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons while also strengthening the country's economy.