North Korea announced last month that it will hold a plenary session of its ruling Workers' Party in early June.
South Korea's unification ministry expects the meeting to address key domestic and international issues which include inter-Korean relations and the regime's COVID-19 situation.
The ministry added that it will keep close tabs on any messages the regime's leader Kim Jong-un sends to South Korea and the rest of the world.
The plenary session is a place for top political officials to discuss and decide future policy directions.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a smaller number of officials could attend this year which is expected to last for 4 to 5 days.