Soldiers march during a mass military parade at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang, Oct. 10, 2015. North Korea was marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party. Getty Images

For the first time in 36 years, North Korea has planned to convene a congress of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. The congress was reportedly scheduled sometime in early May, and is possibly a move to strengthen the party's power. This will be the party’s seventh congress.

The decision reflects “the demand of the party and the developing revolution that witness epoch-making changes in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, the cause of building a thriving socialist nation," the Korean Central News Agency said in a statement, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The agendas to be discussed during the impending congress have not yet been disclosed.