The North Korean regime hosted an expensive function this week to gather the country’s elites for a meeting.
The Central Committee of the North Korean Workers’ Party gathered in Pyongyang on Tuesday for the plenary meeting to review policies leading into the new year.
Officials arrived in luxurious Mercedes S-class vehicles, despite a ban on luxury goods in the country.
The United Nations maintains sanctions on the sale of luxury vehicles to North Korea, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un spoke at the party meeting in Pyongyang, where he called 2023 a “year of great turn and great change” and a “year of great importance.”
He said that the last year in North Korea has achieved “eye-opening victories and events achieved in all fields for socialist construction and the strengthening of the national power.”
Kim Jong Un is expected to deliver a speech at the conclusion of the plenary meeting
While the supreme leader of North Korea has historically been expected to deliver a New Year’s Day speech to the people, Kim Jong Un has delivered the yearly recap speech at Workers’ Party meetings since 2020.