Besides urging talks, the North, in addition, called on compatriots to engage in an "anti-U.S. sacred war", demanded the halt of all Seoul-Washington military drills and outlined the benefits of North Korea's "nuclear sword" for self-defense.
The North's latest offer was aimed at "improving the inter-Korean relations and accomplishing the cause of national reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans", according to a statement released by Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency.
"A non-smoking research facility in Pyongyang will expand its nationwide anti-smoking campaign through its branch facilities located in each region", said the state-controlled Korean Central News Agency at the time.
As usual, it gave no other details, including on the session's agenda.
During the field guidance visit Kim sat down on one of the children's bunk beds followed by his entourage
The session will be held after a May congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, which confirmed the country's commitment to the developing economy in parallel with strengthening nuclear potentials.
North Korea is producing kimchi at a new plant "built under the loving care" of leader Kim Jong-Un , who praised the spicy pickle as "one of the world's five health foods", state media said Friday.
The parliamentary meeting can be seen as an extension of the Seventh Party Congress, and organizational restructuring could take place on a large scale across all institutions save for the Workers' Party, Kim said.
He was stuck with the awkward title as North Korea had named Kim's predecessor and father, the late Kim Jong-Il, as permanent chairman of the NDC.