The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK adopted a decree “On Resetting Pyongyang Time” on Monday.

The decree reads:

The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK decides as follows to unify the times of the north and the south:

Firstly, Pyongyang time shall be reset into GMT+09:00 (30 minutes earlier than the present time) with the 135th degree of east longitude as prime meridian.

Secondly, the reset Pyongyang time shall be applied from May 5, Juche 107 (2018).

Thirdly, the Cabinet and relevant organs of the DPRK shall take practical steps to implement the decree.