Kim Jong Un, Congratulations on the Auspicious Occasion of the Day of Shining Star 79th Birthday of Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

                             

Congratulations on the Auspicious Occasion of the Day of Shining Star 79th Birthday of Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il

LET US BRILLIANTLY ACCOMPLISH THE REVOLU- TIONARY CAUSE OF JUCHE, HOLDING KIM JONG IL IN HIGH ESTEEM AS THE ETERNAL GENERAL SECRETARY OF OUR PARTY

As we approach the significant

As we approach the significant Day of the Sun marking the centenary of the birth of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, we will be holding the Fourth Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea amid the great expectations and keen interest of our people and people overseas.

The conference will discuss and decide on acclaiming General Kim Jong Il as the eternal General Secretary of the WPK and glorifying forever his revolutionary career and immortal revolutionary exploits, and will amend the Rules of the Party accordingly. It will also recall some members of the central leadership body of the Party and hold an election to fill the vacancies, which is a regular undertaking at a Party conference.

We should ensure that the conference serves as an epoch- making event that establishes an important milestone in holding up General Kim Jong Il, together with President Kim Il Sung, as the eternal leader of our Party, and in carrying out the ideology and cause of the President and the General with credit. Through the conference, we should clearly demonstrate the faith, will and moral obligation with which we, the descendants of the President and the soldiers and devoted followers of the General, hold them in high esteem and our determination to carry out their ideology and cause.

We should hold the General up unswervingly as the General Secretary of our Party.

To hold him in high esteem as the eternal General Secretary of our Party is, in principle, a demand for consistently holding fast to his ideology and policies and advancing our revolutionary cause to victory.

Holding him up as the eternal General Secretary of the WPK can never be a symbolic act. It means having him as the General Secretary of the Party invariably and conducting Party building and Party activities in accordance with his ideology and intentions.

 

His ideology and policies are the permanent guiding principles for our Party and revolution and banners of victory, and their justness and vitality have been proved through our revolutionary practice. Without them, the victorious advance and accomplishment of the cause of our revolution would be inconceivable. If our Party is to lead the Korean revolution along the road of victory and glory as it did in the past, it should hold the General in high esteem as its eternal General Secretary and adhere to strictly and thoroughly implement his ideology and policies.

To hold him up as the eternal General Secretary of our Party is natural in view of the immortal exploits he performed for the times and revolution while leading it for so many years.

The period, during which he developed our Party into the party of President Kim Il Sung with his unexcelled ideas and theory and outstanding leadership, spanned more than half a century. He developed our Party into a revolutionary party in which the leaders’ ideological and leadership systems are firmly established, into a motherly party which has formed a harmonious whole with the masses of the people and serves them, and into an invincible party with iron discipline and fighting efficiency, and he demonstrated the dignity and might of Kim Il Sung’s Korea to the whole world; these constitute his most distinguished achievements, and they should be brilliantly etched in the annals of our Party.

It is because our Party is strong and the army and people are united around it with a single heart that we can continue to ensure the political stability of the country and carry out all our work without the slightest deviation, even though the supreme posts of the Party and the state remain vacant after the demise of the father of the nation. This would be unthinkable apart from the exploits of the General in leading our Party and revolution, and it showcases the greatness and eternal vitality of these exploits. He was an outstanding leader and peerless veteran statesman who developed the WPK into the organizer and guide of all our people’s victories and led our revolution along a road paved with victory.

To hold him in high esteem as the eternal General Secretary of our Party conforms with the noble ideological feeling and desire of all Party members and other people, and is natural from the point of view of moral obligation.

Though he devoted his all throughout his life to the prosperity of the country and the happiness of the people, he left nothing for himself. He was on the most intensive forced march, taking not a moment’s rest, until he breathed his last on a moving train. Such a leader has never been witnessed anywhere in the world. He lives on as the father of the nation and General Secretary of our Party in the hearts of our people and service personnel, who believed in him as in heaven, and the world’s people recognize this. The benevolent image of him as the General Secretary of the WPK will always remain in the hearts of our Party members and other people.

Our officials, including those present here, along with other Party members, service personnel and people, are all the General’s soldiers and devoted followers who grew up in his embrace. It is our natural duty and moral obligation to hold the man, who brought us up, in high esteem as our eternal leader and great teacher. Although he was the leader of the Party, the state and the army, he regarded himself all his life as a revolutionary soldier of President Kim Il Sung, held the President up as the eternal leader of the Party and the people and devoted his all to the realization of the latter’s cause. The General’s noble traits and moral obligation are a paragon which we should all learn from.

 

Only when we hold him in high esteem as the eternal General Secretary of our Party can we brilliantly accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche by dynamically pushing forward the revolution and construction as we did in the past. The post of General Secretary of the WPK should be occupied only by General Kim Jong Il, even though one generation is replaced by another. For this reason, we are going to adopt a historic decision on acclaiming him as the eternal General Secretary of our Party, the eternal leader of the Party and people, and include it in the Rules of the Party at the Party conference.

Our Party, with him as its eternal General Secretary, can carry the revolutionary cause of Juche and the revolutionary cause of Songun to brilliant completion with a solid organizational and ideological guarantee for leading the revolution and construction to victory.

We intend to discuss the matter of acclaiming him as the eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK at a session of the Supreme People’s Assembly to be held following the Party conference.

At the conference we intend to proclaim the WPK as the glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

The history of the WPK is the history of the great revolutionary activities of the President who founded it, as well as of the General who brilliantly carried forward the President’s ideology and cause. Our Party’s high prestige, invincible might and great exploits in the revolution and construction are associated with the names of the President and the General, and their names will be immortal along with the development of our Party. The WPK is the party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, who are its eternal leaders.

The guiding ideology of the WPK is the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. It is a glorious Kimilsungist- Kimjongilist party whose guiding ideology is Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism and which struggles for its realization.

By energetically conducting ideological and theoretical activities with unexcelled ideological and theoretical wisdom and extraordinary ability to explore, the General formulated the President’s revolutionary ideology as Kimilsungism, and ensured that it shone more brilliantly as a great ideology guiding the era of independence. In particular, he developed the President’s idea of giving priority to arms into the idea of the Songun revolution and the theory of Songun politics, and advanced the theory of building a thriving socialist nation, thus significantly enhancing the attraction and viability of Kimilsungism and clearly verifying its justness in the revolutionary practice.

Because the General managed the unique achievement of developing Kimilsungism as required by the times and the developing revolution, our Party members and other people could combine the President’s ideology with the General’s, calling them Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and recognizing it as the guiding ideology of our Party. However the General, who was boundlessly humble, sternly forbade his name from being associated with the guiding ideology of our Party, saying that nothing would be seen other than Kimilsungism, no matter to what extent one delved into Kimjongilism.

Today our Party and revolution demand that Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism be held fast to as their permanent guiding ideology.

Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is an integral system of the idea, theory and method of Juche, and a great revolutionary ideology representative of the Juche era. Guided by Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, we should conduct Party building and Party activities in such a way as to sustain the revolutionary character of our Party and advance the revolution and construction in line with the ideas and intentions of the President and the General.

Imbuing the whole society with Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism is the highest programme for our Party. It is a revolutionary inheritance of the imbuing of the whole society with Kimilsungism and its development onto a new, higher stage.

Just as we set imbuing the whole society with Kimilsungism as the highest programme for the Party and made strenuous efforts to realize it under the wise guidance of the General, we should, in the future, make more strenuous efforts to imbue the whole society with Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism.

We have travelled a road resplendent with brilliant victories by braving every manner of historical trial, but we still have a long, arduous revolutionary road to follow. Owing to the vicious schemes of the imperialists and reactionaries to isolate and stifle our style of socialism that is centred on the masses of the people, the situation is as tense as ever, and we are faced with the grave task of giving fuller play to the advantages and might of socialism and building a thriving socialist country by solving in full the problems arising in developing the economy and improving the people’s living standards.

However difficult and huge our revolutionary task may be, we are sure to emerge victorious as long as we are with our outstanding leaders whom we revere as the eternal sun of Juche, are guided by the ever-victorious WPK and are supported by the people and the invincible revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu, which are boundlessly faithful to their Party and leaders.

We should hold the great General in high esteem as the eternal leader of our Party and people and add lasting brilliance to his revolutionary career and immortal revolutionary exploits. He was a great leader, a peerless patriot and the benevolent father of our people, who devoted his all solely to the country’s prosperity and the people’s happiness with absolute loyalty to the President and warm affection for his country and people. His was the most brilliant life of a peerlessly great man who performed immortal exploits for the Party and the revolution, the country and the people, true to the noble intentions of the President. We should maintain a pure conscience and a sense of moral obligation in pushing forward all undertakings that are aimed at holding the General in high esteem for all eternity and realizing the cause of immortalizing him.

We should make sure that the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the President and the General lie in state, shines forever as the sanctuary of the sun. The palace is the beacon of our revolution, our permanent psychological mainstay and the symbol of victory. Our officials, service personnel and people should make the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun the sanctuary of the eternal sun, and live and work with the beaming images of the President and the General always in their minds.

We should staunchly safeguard the General’s ideology and exploits and solve all the problems that arise in the revolution and construction true to his ideology and intentions and in the same way as he did. In his lifetime he specified the tasks to be tackled by our Party and people in the revolution and construction and the ways they should be implemented. We should regard his instructions as our guideline and carry them out unconditionally without any deviation and without any concession, so as to bring his plans and desires to brilliant fruition.

We should continuously develop the WPK into the eternal, glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

Developing our Party into the eternal party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il means holding fast to Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism as its guiding ideology and promoting its development and activities in strict accordance with their ideology and intentions.

What is important in this regard is to establish more firmly the monolithic leadership system of the Party.

We should make this the major task of Party work, and work with perseverance to this end to meet the requirements of the new, higher stage of the development of our Party and revolution.

All Party members, service personnel and people should support the Party’s ideology and leadership with faith and conscience, unite closely behind the Party Central Committee in ideology, purpose and moral obligation, and share the same destiny with our Party in ordinary times and when things are most difficult.

Party organizations should create a revolutionary atmosphere of implementing the Party’s policies, decisions and directives unconditionally and to the letter. They should take proactive steps to establish revolutionary discipline and the working style of promptly transmitting the Party’s policies, decisions and directives, making careful arrangements so that they can be implemented thoroughly and reporting back on the results promptly.

 

It is important to establish throughout the Party the strict revolutionary discipline of acting as one under the monolithic leadership of the Party Central Committee. Party organizations should analyse and assess the problems that arise in the revolution and construction from the point of view of the interests of the revolution and with the attitude that they are taking responsibility for them before the Party, the state and the people, report them to the Party Central Committee and deal with them according to the latter’s decision.

We should continue to direct great efforts to building up the ranks of cadres.

Cadres are the leading personnel of the revolution and the backbone of the Party; the development of the Party is decided by the qualitative composition of the ranks of cadres.

We should radically improve personnel administration and build up the ranks of cadres with faithful and able persons who are ready to share the destiny of the Party forever. In personnel administration, the main emphasis should be put on people’s ideological preparedness, qualifications and ability. We should build up the ranks of cadres with those who are promising, have organizing ability and drive, and never fail to see a task through to the finish once they are entrusted with it.

We should intensify the ideological education and organizational activities of cadres and constantly train them through revolutionary practice so as to ensure that they discharge their responsibilities and duties as befits the leading personnel of the revolution.

We should consolidate the Party’s ranks.

We should strictly observe Party principles in increasing Party membership so as to admit to the Party those who are politically and ideologically sound, are responsible and enthusiastic in fulfilling their revolutionary tasks, are upright

and honest in their economic and moral lives and enjoy a good reputation among the masses.

Party organizations should decisively raise the level of the Party life of its members so that they remain always faithful to the oath they took before the Party flag, becoming models for the masses at their posts and playing the vanguard role in fulfilling their revolutionary tasks.

We should strengthen the single-hearted unity of the Party and the revolutionary ranks in every way and defend it completely.

The single-hearted unity is the most valuable revolutionary heritage bequeathed by the General and the great foundation of our revolution. Our single-hearted unity, formed by the leader, the Party and the masses with a great ideology and warm feelings and affection, is the greatest wealth and cannot be compared to millions of tons of gold.

We should boundlessly respect the people, regard their interests as supreme and take care of them with maternal affection.

True to the noble will of the President and the General, who regarded “The people are my God” as their motto, we should regard the people as our God, boundlessly respect them, give prominence to them and conduct every undertaking with their demands and interests at the centre. Party organizations, out of maternal feelings, should always value and love the people, guarantee their political integrity to the last and help them add lustre to it. Just as a mother does not abandon an ugly or mischievous child but is more anxious and concerned about him or her, so Party organizations should ensure that all the people are embraced by the Party and feel the General’s affection. They should not turn their backs on those who make mistakes while performing their tasks, but embrace them and

educate them perseveringly so that they can add lustre to their life in the ranks of the revolution.

We should ensure that the noble and beautiful moral trait of helping and leading one another forward prevails throughout the country so that our society is turned into a large, harmonious family that is united with a single heart.

A few months ago, Pak Thae Son, a miner at the Kumgol Mine, and Ri Chang Son, a farmer at the Ohyon Cooperative Farm, Yonan County, sacrificed their lives without hesitation to save their comrades. Their heroic deeds greatly moved people. They can be performed only by people in our era who have grown up under the care of the President and the General, and they are an example which all of us should learn from.

Party organizations should ensure that all Party members and other working people, with a revolutionary view of life, devote themselves to society, the collective and their comrades, and thus imbue themselves with the spirit of the era of actively contributing to the unity and harmony of their collectives. They should bring into fuller bloom across society the fine traits of respecting the revolutionary forerunners, holding up the heroes and people of merit of the era, loving the younger generations and looking after those people who are in need of society’s care.

Party organizations should grasp the public sentiment and ensure that every undertaking is oriented towards and subordinated to strengthening the single-hearted unity of the revolutionary ranks.

Single-hearted unity that is separated from the public sentiment is inconceivable. Party organizations should listen to the opinions of the people, promptly solve any problems they raise, and wage a struggle against the practices of slighting or neglecting the public sentiment. Whenever they are organizing an undertaking or dealing with a matter that is vital to the people, they should examine whether it is conducive to single- hearted unity or not, and approach it prudently on the principle of strengthening that unity.

 

We should resolutely frustrate the pernicious machinations of the enemy aimed at undermining our single-hearted unity.

What the enemy fears most is our single-hearted unity; he persistently resorts to underhand plots to destroy it. With the enemy resorting to every conceivable scheme to check the pure-hearted aspiration of our people who follow their Party and to alienate the Party from them, we should further intensify the education of the people and, at the same time, wage a positive struggle to foil the enemy’s moves.

We should hold fast to the Party’s line of the Songun revolution and increase the country’s all-round military capabilities.

Songun is our independence, dignity and lifeblood. We should not forget the bitter lessons of history that our people learned in the past when they lost their country and were subjected to the misery of colonial slavery because of their weak military strength. It is the stark reality of today that if a country is weak militarily it cannot defend its independence and its right of survival and will ultimately fall prey to the imperialists. Therefore, we should make consistent efforts to increase our military capabilities.

We should continue to direct great efforts to strengthening the People’s Army. The might of Songun is the might of the People’s Army, and the key to increasing our military capabilities is to strengthen the People’s Army.

We should establish throughout the army the leadership system of the Party, the command system of the Supreme Commander, and a revolutionary military ethos, thus developing it into the army of the leader, the Party and the Supreme Commander.

 

The People’s Army should further consolidate the political, ideological, military and technological might of our revolutionary armed forces by vigorously conducting the movement to win the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment, regarding this as the general task of its political and military work. By intensifying political and ideological education, it should prepare all the service personnel to be strong in their ideology and faith, and to be boundlessly loyal to the Party’s leadership and ready to risk their lives in fighting for the Party and the leader, the country and the people.

It should establish an atmosphere of intensive training as befits the army of Mt. Paektu so as to enhance its combat efficiency to the maximum, and make sure that all service personnel maintain constant readiness for battle. The secret of becoming a-match-for-a-hundred combatants lies in strict training. In wartime a soldier who is exemplary in battle is a hero, but in peacetime a soldier who is good at training is a hero. Service personnel should prepare themselves to be steel-strong, a-match-for-a-hundred, versatile   combatants with great mental strength, unyielding fortitude and high combat efficiency and qualifications by training themselves in the atmosphere of an actual battle. They should always be deeply aware of their noble mission as defenders of the country, and if the enemy intrudes by even an inch into the sacred sky, land or sea of our Republic, they should never forgive him.

The People’s Army, the main force of the revolution,

should always be the standard-bearer and shock brigade not only in defending the country but also in carrying out the Party’s plan for building a thriving nation and the advance guard in creating and disseminating the Songun culture of the new century.

We should provide our service personnel with better living conditions. The people have entrusted their children to the care of the Supreme Commander and officers; we should take good care of their lives, treating them as our own family, true to the intention of the General who bestowed all his affection on them as their own father would do.

The work of cementing the great army-people unity should be further intensified. Holding fast to the slogan “Help the people!” the People’s Army should play the leading role in achieving army-people unity by loving and respecting the people and volunteering to help them. The people should positively emulate the revolutionary soldier spirit and fighting mettle of the People’s Army, be wholehearted in their support for it, and if necessary share the same destiny as the service personnel in the same trench.

We should put the defence industry on a highly Juche- oriented, modern and scientific footing, so as to guarantee the country’s defence capabilities materially and technically.

The history of our defence industry is the history of the revolutionary activities of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il. The might of the defence industry we have so far built up under their wise leadership is indeed great.

We should safeguard the imperishable exploits they performed in developing the defence industry and give priority to the development of the defence industry in keeping with the requirements of the line of economic construction in the Songun era, so as to increase the country’s military capabilities in every respect. We should further consolidate the self- supporting character of the defence industry and establish cutting-edge scientific and technological foundations for it. The workers, scientists and technicians in the defence industry should develop more state-of-the-art military hardware of our own style and produce it at the highest qualitative level, thus further modernizing the military hardware of the People’s Army.

An atmosphere in which military affairs are given priority should be created throughout society, and the all-people, nationwide defence system consolidated so that the whole country is turned into an impregnable fortress. Members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and Young Red Guards should make full preparations for defending their homes and villages and their socialist motherland by intensifying their military training.

We should make radical progress in improving the people’s standard of living and building the country into an economic giant.

To improve the people’s standard of living and boost the country’s economy is essential in the struggle to translate into reality the General’s intention to build a thriving country.

The General saw to it that everything was subordinated to developing the country’s economy and improving the people’s standard of living, and laid solid foundations for making the people better off and boosting the country’s economy. We should ensure that the priceless assets bequeathed by the General through a painstaking effort fulfil their potential, thus making our people who have invariably trusted and followed our Party the happiest in the world. This was the ardent desire of the General, and is the firm determination and will of our Party.

We should satisfactorily solve the food problem for the people.

At present, various steps are being taken to solve the food problem; we should radically increase state investment in agricultural production and encourage the entire Party, the whole country and all the service personnel and people to turn out and carry out to the letter the Party’s policy on the agricultural revolution. We should conduct farming in a scientific and technological way so as to increase the per-unit area yield and thereby meet the target for agricultural production put forward by the Party without fail, and organize food procurement and administration to the minutest detail so as to ensure a regular food supply for the people.

 

Efforts should be directed to developing light industry in order to solve the problem of consumer goods. We should take thorough measures for supplying raw and other materials so that light-industry factories can maintain regular production; we should also increase the production of consumer goods and improve their quality, so that everybody will want commodities made in our country. In addition, we should see to it that all the goods we produce are supplied to the people.

Priority should be given to solving the urgent problems facing the people, such as those of houses, drinking water and fuel, so that they do not experience any inconvenience in their lives.

We should make the flames of Hamnam blaze higher and launch a determined offensive to boost the vanguard sectors of the national economy, the basic industries, as soon as possible, thus consolidating the foundations for economic development and bringing about a great upsurge in production in all sectors of the national economy.

The electric-power, coal-mining and metallurgical industries and rail transport sector should be given precedence; only then can the national economy be given a boost and the people’s standard of living stabilized and improved.

 

By channelling major efforts into the vanguard sectors of the national economy, the electric-power industry in particular, we can radically increase power production, make the most of the electric power we generate to develop the country’s overall economy and improve the people’s living standards, and strengthen the control over its use. We should bear in mind the will and intention of the General who visited the construction site of the Huichon Power Station several times a year to ease the power shortage, and decisively boost the electric-power industry.

We should thoroughly implement our Party’s grand strategy for achieving prosperity by giving definite precedence to the vanguard sectors and bringing about a great upsurge in production in all sectors and units of the national economy.

Amid the flames of the industrial revolution in the new century, we should build our country into one with a knowledge-based economy.

It is the world trend to put the economy on a knowledge basis, and we are faced with the epochal task of transforming our national economy into one that develops by dint of knowledge.

We should struggle with a high aim and ideal, true to the intention of the General to keep our feet firmly planted on our land and look out over the rest of the world, and beat the world in all aspects. By vigorously waging a drive to achieve a cutting edge with the same pioneering spirit and creative attitude displayed by the developers of the Ryonha machine tools in producing the latest CNC machine tools, we should raise the overall standard of our technical equipment to the world level and perfect our economic structure as required in the era of the knowledge economy.

We should   create   an   atmosphere   in   which   definite precedence is given to science and technology, they are brought closer to production, and all the problems that arise in economic construction are solved by relying on science and technology; by so doing, we should guarantee the economic development of the country by means of science and technology.

We should direct efforts to land management so as to turn our country into a people’s paradise which is more beautiful and better to live in.

Land management is a patriotic undertaking of everlasting significance for the prosperity of our country, our motherland, and for the well-being of all the generations to come. The whole Party, the whole country, the entire army and all the people should turn out and plant trees so that the whole land is thickly covered with forests in the coming few years. Along with this, they should turn the country into a socialist paradise by bringing about a decisive turn in land management, including the improvement of the rivers and roads, and urban management.

In order to bring about a revolutionary turn in improving the people’s living standards and building an economic giant, we should establish rigid discipline whereby all the problems that arise in economic work are brought to the Cabinet and solved according to its coordinated command.

As the headquarters in charge of the country’s economy, the Cabinet should work out economic development targets and strategy on a scientific and realistic basis and in a far-sighted manner, and positively push forward its supervision and guidance of overall economic work in a unified manner.

All sectors and units should solve the problems in economic work after consulting the Cabinet, and carry out to the letter its decisions and directives aimed at implementing the Party’s economic policies.

 

Party committees at all levels should wage a struggle against any practices which hinder the strengthening of the Cabinet responsibility system, the Cabinet-centred system, and fully support the Cabinet and other administrative and economic organs at various levels, so that they can satisfactorily discharge their duty and role as masters and executors of economic work.

Efforts should be focused on holding fast to socialist principles in economic work and enhancing the sense of responsibility and role of the working people, who carry out production and construction, so as to increase production to the maximum.

We should also effect an uninterrupted revolutionary upsurge in all fields of cultural construction, including education, public health, literature and the arts, and sports, so as to add lustre to our country as a cultured socialist country.

By increasing state investment in education, putting education on a modern basis, radically improving the level of general secondary education and intensifying university education, we can train in larger numbers world-class scientific and technological personnel who will shoulder the building of a thriving socialist country. We should give full play to the advantages of our country’s socialist healthcare system, create and disseminate greater numbers of excellent literary and artistic works of the times, make sports mass-based and create a wave of enthusiasm for sports across the country. In this way, we should ensure that our people become creators and enjoyers of socialist culture that is noble and civilized, and the whole society brims over with joy and optimism.

In order to bring about a decisive turn in the building of a thriving socialist country as was the intention and desire of General Kim Jong Il, we should, first of all, enhance the militant function and role of Party organizations.

Party organizations are the political staff of the units concerned, and their basic task is to enlist officials, Party members and other working people in carrying out the Party’s lines and policies without fail. Success in the work of each sector and unit depends entirely on how its Party organization performs its function and role.

Party organizations should thoroughly implement the ideas and lines of the General by firmly establishing policy-oriented principles and conducting energetic political and organizational work. They should conduct a profound study of the General’s intentions and plans, the tasks facing their respective units to materialize them and the ways of implementing them, arrange their work in a scrupulous manner, organize Party guidance over administrative and economic work to the last detail and rouse officials and the broad sections of the masses of the people to carrying out the General’s instructions.

Party organizations should intensify Party guidance over the law-enforcement organs, such as the judicial, procuratorial and people’s security organs.

The effort to build a thriving socialist country is accompanied by a serious class struggle to eliminate everything that is hostile and non-socialist. Party organizations should ensure that law-enforcement organs discharge their sacred mission and duty by staunchly safeguarding the socialist system and the gains of the revolution and reliably defending the people’s lives, property and security.

Party organizations should intensify Party guidance over the working people’s organizations to ensure that all these organizations and their members turn out as one in the on- going general march.

True to the Party’s idea of focusing on young people, Party organizations should give prominence to young people and

always pay close attention to working with them. They should lead the youth league organizations to glorify the immortal exploits performed by the President and the General for the youth movement of Korea and step up the education of their members so that our revolution can be steadily carried forward through the generations. Young people should always advance straight forward following the Party; a prosperous tomorrow will be achieved earlier by our young people taking vigorous steps.

Party organizations should give proper Party guidance to trade union and union of agricultural workers organizations so that our trustworthy working class and agricultural working people fulfil their duties as the masters of factories and farms and production workers.

Our women constitute a powerful force that pushes ahead one of the two wheels of the revolution. Party organizations should provide effective Party guidance to the women’s union organizations so as to ensure that women fully discharge their duties for the prosperity of the country and the harmony and happiness of society and their families and continue to exalt their honour as the flowers of the era.

Next, officials should perform to the full their responsibility and role as the leading personnel of the revolution.

Officials must defend the Party’s policies and lines unto death, standing in the vanguard, and rouse the masses to implementing them, and they must also organize and direct today’s general onward march.

Officials should perform their work in a revolutionary way, on the standpoint that they are entirely responsible for the work in their respective sectors and units. In particular, senior officials should work with a firm determination to prove themselves worthy of the love and trust of the Party and people

that have brought them up and raised them to prominence. They should become as honest and able as Kim Chaek, who performed with credit any task however difficult it was, in support of Kim Il Sung.

Officials should work with a creative and enterprising attitude and style. They should plan and organize their work with a far-reaching target and ideals, and be pioneers and forerunners in creating and introducing new things. They should also be men of action who carry any undertaking through to completion once they set about doing it. All officials should be resolute in doing away with the outdated ideological viewpoints and backward methods and styles of work. The position our officials should occupy today is in the vanguard of the ranks; they should be the point-men in blazing the trail and an engine propelling the masses forward.

They should devote their all to the people. The people do not exist for the sake of officials, but officials exist for the sake of the people.

By learning from the President’s and the General’s view of the people, all officials should go among the people, sharing good times and bad with them, and make tireless efforts for their good. They should always put the people first in their consideration, direct primary concern to their livelihood, always think and work sincerely to solve the problems in their lives and do more for their benefit. They should be true servants of the people who know nothing other than working for the people, are faithful and effective in undertaking it and find pleasure and pride in the efforts they make for them.

By implementing the intentions and instructions of the President and the General, we should accomplish the historic cause of national reunification without fail. And true to their strategy and plan for our external activities, we should proactively contribute to achieving the cause of global independence.

 

Keeping in mind that the President and the General are always with us and are encouraging us, we should redouble our efforts to realize their plans and desires with credit and glorify the new century of the Juche revolution as an era of victory and glory.

For the present, when we are about to hold the Party conference and various other events to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the President, we should scrupulously organize the work to ensure that they are a success. In addition, we should pay close attention to ensuring that our people enjoy themselves on the Day of the Sun in a meaningful way, and make detailed arrangements for it.

6th Political Bureau Meeting of 8th C.C., WPK Held

Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) convened its 6th Meeting of the 8th Central Committee at the office building of the Party Central Committee on January 19 to discuss and decide immediate work and important policy issues of the Party and the state.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, was present at the meeting.

Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.

The meeting first discussed the issue of celebrating with splendor the 110th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and the 80th birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star).

To most auspiciously and significantly celebrate the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star this significant year is the bounden duty and moral obligation of the descendents of the President and the soldiers and disciples of the Chairman and also the boundless honor and pride of our people who have struggled, remaining faithful to the cause of the President and the Chairman.

No holidays are more significant than the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star for our Party and people struggling to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of the President and the Chairman under the uplifted banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. The very existence of our dignified Party and state is unthinkable without the immortal exploits left by the President and the Chairman in the glorious course of the Korean revolution.

The meeting called for making the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star this historic year important political occasions of further cementing the firm faith of our people to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered and led by the President and the Chairman under the guidance of the Party to the end, and also of demonstrating before the world the high enthusiasm and revolutionary mettle of all the Party members and other people to glorify the decade of Juche 110 as the annals of victors bringing about the overall development of our style socialism.

The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee gave detailed assignments to the organs of the Party and the state to celebrate with splendor the 110th birth anniversary of the President and the 80th birth anniversary of the Chairman as the great festivals of victory and glory to shine long in the annals of the country.

The meeting adopted a resolution of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee "On celebrating with splendor the 110th birth anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the 80th birth anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il".

The meeting heard a report analyzing the current situation around the Korean peninsula and a series of international issues and discussed the orientation for countermeasures against the U.S. for the future.

Also communicated to the participants were the U.S. recent moves of recklessly faulting for no reason the DPRK's legitimate exercise of sovereignty.

In the last few years alone after the DPRK-U.S. summits the U.S. held hundreds of joint war drills which it committed itself to stop and conducted tests of all kinds of strategic weapons, while shipping ultra-modern attack means into south Korea and nuclear strategic weapons into the region around the Korean peninsula, seriously threatening the security of our state.

The U.S. viciously slurred our state and committed the foolish act of taking over 20 independent sanctions measures. Especially the present U.S. administration persists in maneuvers to deprive the DPRK of its right to self-defence.

All the facts clearly prove once again that the hostile policy towards the DPRK will exist in the future, too as long as there is the hostile entity of U.S. imperialism.

Assessing that the hostile policy and military threat by the U.S. have reached a danger line that can not be overlooked any more despite our sincere efforts for maintaining the general tide for relaxation of tension in the Korean peninsula since the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore, the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee unanimously recognized that we should make more thorough preparation for a long-term confrontation with the U.S. imperialism. It concluded to take a practical action to more reliably and effectively increase our physical strength for defending the dignity, sovereign rights and interests of our state.

The meeting of the Political Bureau reassigned the policy tasks for the national defence to immediately bolster more powerful physical means which can efficiently control the hostile moves of the U.S. against the DPRK getting ever more serious day by day. It gave an instruction to a sector concerned to reconsider in an overall scale the trust-building measures that we took on our own initiative on a preferential ground and to promptly examine the issue of restarting all temporarily-suspended activities.

The decision of the meeting is a timely and rightful step for reliably guaranteeing the existence and sovereign rights of our state in view of the urgent requirements of the developing revolution and under the prevailing situation.

The meeting fully demonstrated the revolutionary will and indomitable spirit of the WPK to uphold President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, who are the eternal sun of Juche and sacred image of socialist Korea, in high esteem forever and to build an independent and dignified powerful country on this land without fail.

Let Us Strive for Our Great State's Prosperity and Development and Our People's Wellbeing

Report on 4th Plenary Meeting of 8th C.C., WPK

Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) -- The 4th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office building of the Party Central Committee on December 27-31, Juche 110(2021) to review a great year of struggle and lay down a new guideline on development amid the great interest and expectation of all the Party members and people across the country.

The plenary meeting was convened in the historic period when the entire Party, the whole country and all the people confidently move toward the next stage struggle for the overall development of socialist construction after adorning the first year of implementing the five-year plan with praiseworthy victory true to the grand strategic idea and practical programme set forth at the 8th Congress of the Party.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, was present at the plenary meeting.

As Kim Jong Un appeared at the meeting hall to mount the platform, all the participants broke into enthusiastic cheers for the respected General Secretary, the outstanding leader of our Party and people and the symbol of the mightiness of our state who set a new goal for victory of socialism with his extraordinary ideological and theoretical wisdom and laid a firm foundation for prosperity of the country through his energetic leadership activities all the year.

Attending the plenary meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee.

And officials of the departments of the Party Central Committee, leading officials of ministries, national institutions, province-level guidance organs, cities, counties and major industrial establishments and officials of relevant major sectors were present as observers.

The meeting presidium was formed with members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee authorized Kim Jong Un to preside over the plenary meeting.

Kim Jong Un made an analysis and appraisal of the Party Central Committee on the Party and state work for 2021, the first year for implementing the decisions of the historic 8th Congress of the Party, referring to the main purpose of the convocation of the plenary meeting, its significance and importance.

Saying that in fulfilling the five-year plan for development and change set forth at the Party Congress, the work done year after year holds vital and important significance both in the light of the developmental stage of socialist construction and the realistic conditions and situation of our Party and state, the General Secretary noted that through the plenary meeting we all will face heavy yet responsible agony while becoming aware of the strategic importance of the next year's work which will just be as huge and important as this year's.

The General Secretary said that this year's struggle endowed us with more clear predictability about subjective and objective conditions and environment of the revolution at present and in the future, adding that therefore, we came to know what we can do and to have clear vision about our possibility and self-confidence.

He said that only when we correctly understand and judge the present external and internal situation and make a right stride along the correct orientation with accurate fighting policies, can we move to the next stage with a practical change for development.

Noting that at the point of reviewing the year's work with pride, we should first analyze with subtlety what could be lessons, he said that the main purpose of the convocation of the plenary meeting is to make some lessons learned by us an engine further supplementing and completing the revolutionary policies and raise our bigger potentiality for development. He added that herein lies the great practical significance of revolutionary development.

The Party Central Committee admitted that this year's successes and experiences should actively be promoted and amplified as they represent precious lessons and the devoted efforts and as they require full display of unusual responsibility and strenuous efforts, and that the overall development of socialist construction should be hastened with greater successes and victory by discharging heavy responsibility and generating maximum creativity in discussing the plan for the new year.

The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:

1. On the review of the execution of major Party and state policies for 2021 and the work plan for 2022

2. On the implementation of the state budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for 2022

3. On the immediate tasks for the correct solution of the socialist rural question in our country

4. On modifying some articles of the Party rules

5. On the organizational and ideological life of the members of the Party central leadership organ in the second half of year 2021

6. An organizational matter

The plenary meeting unanimously approved the presented agenda items.

It listened to a report made by Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, and discussions made in the sectional workshops over the first agenda item.

General Secretary Kim Jong Un made an important conclusion "On the Orientation of the Work of the Party and State in 2022" on the first agenda item.

He first analyzed and reviewed the work of the Party and the state in the first year for implementing the decisions made at the Party's Congress.

It is the general assessment of the Party Central Committee that 2021, in which all the Korean people waged tense and worthwhile struggle true to the new practical programme of socialist construction set forth at the Party Congress, is a year of great victory that opened up a prelude to the great change toward the overall development of socialist construction despite severe trials.

It was the general goal and desire of the Party Central Committee in its work for this year to bring about practical changes and substantial achievements waited for and welcomed by the people by fulfilling the tasks set forth at the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Party without fail.

When assigning and propelling the work for this year, the Party Central Committee paid special attention to ensuring the purposefulness of development, perseverance and scientific accuracy in working out the plan and establishing the trait of unconditionally, thoroughly and correctly implementing it, and awakened officials to exert themselves and took measures for solving pending problems in developing the economy and improving the people's living standard in time.

Achievements worthy appraisal and evident stride forward hardening self-confidence were made in the agricultural field to which the Party gives top priority.

What is important is that we became confident in doing safe farming under any condition by adopting scientific methods of responsively reacting to disastrous climates and obstacles though they used to decide good or bad crop, and this is the valuable fruition the credit of which is to the rare patriotism and indomitable efforts of our agricultural workers.

Kim Jong Un courteously proposed to the plenary meeting sending thanks in the name of the Party Central Committee to the exemplary agricultural officials, workers, scientists and technologists who greatly contributed to doing farming well despite the unfavorable conditions this year.

The plenary meeting fully supported and approved his proposal.

The main success the Party Central Committee presented to the people this year is that it greatly demonstrated the development and potential power of our style socialism making a leap forward by dynamically pushing ahead with huge construction projects planned by it.

The construction of 10 000 flats in the areas of Songsin and Songhwa nearing completion as another massive residential area is the first eye-opening event that showed in actuality the prospect for the perfect settlement of housing problem in the capital city in the period of five-year plan.

The completion of the third-stage Samjiyon City project produced an ideal and valid experience for confidently pushing ahead with the long-term grand construction to transform local areas across the country.

The construction of 5 000 dwelling houses in the area of Komdok made successful headway, the rehabilitation from flood damage was satisfactorily conducted in South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province and new architectural shapes were introduced and new ideas were created in lots of projects including the construction of modern terraced residential district. This indicated that our architecture has leapt one step higher and the era of great prosperity in construction keeps flourishing.

The electric power and coal industrial sectors responsible for supplying power to the national economy conducted an effective production campaign to powerfully haul the overall economy. The building materials industrial field and machine, mining, forestry, land and marine transport and railway transport fields supported the nationwide construction and production surge. All these mean an improvement of one step forward in implementing the plan for this year.

Plan discipline was established in the economic field and leading economic officials have shown obvious improvement in their work style. This becomes a powerful guarantee for further advancing the economy and the state affairs in the future.

The mentality and awareness of all the people desirous of socialist life and development has grown stronger than before, fully displaying the might of collectivism in practice.

The Party Central Committee assessed that the tendency to bring about fresh innovation, bold creation and steady progress was vividly manifested in the work for this year and a turn was effected in establishing the Party traits like strengthening the organizational discipline of the Party and carrying out the Party's decisions.

The economic guidance organs including the Cabinet have become active in the attempts to strengthen the unified guidance and control of the state over economic work and improve the economic management methods. The work for perfecting the socialist legal system was further intensified and the legal order was strengthened to bring substantial progress in guaranteeing the economic development and the stabilization of people's living.

The national defense industrial sector developed one ultra-modern weapon system after another under its correct plan, thus demonstrating the advancement and modernity of our military force. This is one of the very important achievements made this year.

This year when the Party congress was held, many young people volunteered to work in difficult and labor-consuming fields and did good deeds, which moved the people. It is a remarkable political success that the spirit of young people became very high.

Praising this year's successes, the Party Central Committee estimated that ways of stabilizing the economy and subsisting by dint of self-reliance defying extremely severe environment have been positively found out and applied and that it is progress made in the economic development and this process precisely means the dynamic advance of the Korean-style socialism towards the comprehensive development of the state.

The General Secretary said that great praiseworthy achievements were made in this year's work as all the people turned out as one with the zeal of loyalty to resolutely defend the authority of the Party congress and dedicated their patriotic sweat to the implementation of the tasks for the first year of the five-year plan, overcoming all the difficulties. He, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, highly praised all the Party members, working people and the service personnel for making indomitable and implacable efforts to glorify 2021 as a year of proud victory to be specially recorded in the history of socialist construction, and sent warm greetings to them.

The conclusion referred in detail to the shortcomings and important lessons revealed in this year's work and the ways for settling them.

Indicating the main orientation of the work of the Party and the state for 2022, the General Secretary clarified the principled issues and the struggle policy for a fresh development of socialist construction.

The main task facing our Party and people next year is to provide a sure guarantee for the implementation of the five-year plan and bring about a remarkable change in the state development and the people's standard of living so as to record a noteworthy page in the history of the country.

The economic sector, the main front of socialist construction, should concentrate all its efforts on putting the country's economy on the growth orbit and providing the stabilized and improved living to the people by reenergizing the production and pushing ahead with the adjustment and improvement.

The conclusion expounded in detail the major policy tasks that should be carried out by the key industrial sectors next year.

The metallurgical industrial sector should technologically refine the Korean-style iron-producing method, produce iron and steel as scheduled by supplying fuel and raw materials in time and, at the same time, push ahead with the expansion of capacity and modernization.

The chemical industrial sector should give full play to the newly-created fertilizer production capacity and boost the production of materials for the light industry and the pharmaceutical industry by reenergizing major chemical factories, while accelerating the project to establish a new structure of the chemical industry.

The power industrial sector should strive to raise the electric-power production to the high level while satisfactorily meeting the immediate demand for the electric power. And it should reduce the loss of power in transmission, step up the building of new power stations and increase the capacity of generating electricity by diverse natural energy.

The coal industrial sector should give precedence to the prospecting and continue waging a high-speed tunneling campaign to find more coalfields. And it should increase the coal production by introducing the advanced mining methods and machines and pay attention to helping the bituminous coal mines increase the production.

The railway transport sector should enhance the security of railway, accelerate its modernization and establish the state's unified system of controlling the overall transport so as to develop the country's transport work by stages.

The machine-building industrial sector should responsibly provide the equipment needed for implementing the adjustment and improvement plans of several economic sectors and units and boost the production of vehicles, electric machines and construction machines and improve their quality.

The conclusion advanced an important task for making radical progress in solving the food, clothing and housing problem for the people.

The entire Party and the whole country should concentrate efforts on the farming and give manpower and material support to the rural communities. And the agricultural sector should increase the grain production by doing all the farm works in a sci-tech way and positively use farming machines now that the area to grow wheat and barley has been expanded.

In the economic work, capital construction should be prioritized and new construction revolution for fundamentally changing the living environments of the people should be made so as to continue to usher in the heyday of the capital city construction including the building of 10 000 flats planned for 2022 and open an era when the local areas will change.

The light industrial sector should set it as an important task to reenergize the production of consumer goods and push ahead with it. And it should put the foodstuff processing technology on a higher scientific basis.

Saying that the supply of school uniforms and things to the students across the country at the state's expense is a consistent policy of the Party and the state, the General Secretary set forth a task for supplying all the students with quality uniforms and bags of new forms without exception and took an important measure of the Party Central Committee for implementing it.

He stressed the need for the fishing industrial sector to conduct a work for catching more fish, do fish breeding and culture well and increase marine resources in an effective way to better the people's diet.

Mentioned in the conclusion were tasks for the mining industry, forestry, IT industry and other sectors to make positive contributions to the national economic development by practically advancing their work.

The land administration and city management sectors should push ahead with afforestation, river improvement and anti-land-sliding projects the year round, aiming at thoroughly protecting lives and properties of the people and the land of the country. They should push forward under plan the work to ensure security and modernity of roads, protect and improve the ecological environment and create green landscape in streets and villages.

The conclusion referred in detail to the tasks for powerfully propelling the work to adjust and reinforce the material and technical foundations of the national economy.

And it underlined the issues of strengthening the function and role of the Cabinet as an economic organizer, intensifying the work to improve the planning method and putting the economic activities on a regular and standardized footing.

It set forth important tasks for promoting the overall development of socialist construction by making innovation in the work of the field of culture including science, education and public health.

At present, a major task facing the field of science is to clearly specify the scientific and technical measure for developing the overall affairs of the country including the economy in a balanced and simultaneous way.

Scientific and research units should select as their main tasks the development and completion of technologies having an urgent significance in enhancing independence of the state economy and improving the standard of people's living, and all the sectors and units should give precedence to the training of their own scientific and technological forces before production and construction.

The educational sector should set it as the main objective of educational revolution in the new century to train all the school children as genuine revolutionary talents, competent and creative talents and reserves of socialism by developing our education into the most advanced and ideal one for the future.

For this, it is necessary to further strengthen the meritocratic educational system and train a large number of good scientific and technological talents who can be core and traction engine in several fields including the economy and the national defence, strengthen the ranks of teachers in local areas and farm villages in a qualitative and quantitative way and push forward the work to modernize the educational conditions and environment so as to put the overall educational level of the country on a higher level.

The main direction of the public health for next year should be set as providing a sure guarantee for further raising the quality of the medical service for the people, and all efforts should be concentrated on further strengthening the material and technical foundations of the public health sector.

The literature and art field should bring about fundamental innovation in the ideological viewpoint, creation attitude and creation method of the creators and artistes, thoroughly maintain the principle of ensuring the political identity and characteristics of the era in the literary and art activities and make an effort to train the new generation reserves of literary persons and artistes to make them play the main role in the creation activities.

The conclusion referred to the principled issues to be maintained in media and sports fields and underlined the need to aspire after bold pursuit and dynamic leap to progress toward the advanced level.

Noting that the noble and highly-civilized life style and moral traits based on collectivism serve as foundation of our style socialism and powerful vitamins for its advance and development, the General Secretary said that the fine virtues and noble traits peculiar to our people being fully displayed day by day should be made social and national customs.

The conclusion stressed once again that the emergency epidemic prevention work should be made a top priority in the state work and it is the most important work to be powerfully conducted with no allowance given to slight slackness, pores and drawback.

The work should be positively pushed forward for reinforcing and completing the means and forces needed for switching our epidemic prevention into advanced and people-oriented one by surely putting the country's foundation of epidemic prevention on a scientific foundation and firmly preparing the material and technological foundation of the epidemic prevention sector.

The conclusion referred to the tasks for further positively conducting the struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices in the entire Party and the whole country and society, thoroughly ensuring the social order and people's safety by raising the role of law enforcement organs, establishing the revolutionary atmosphere of law observance and further strengthening the socialist law system.

The General Secretary set forth militant tasks facing the national defence sector.

The military environment of the Korean peninsula and the trend of the international situation getting instable day after day demand that bolstering the state defence capability be further powerfully propelled without a moment's delay.

The People's Army should steadily intensify the work of modeling the whole army on the revolutionary idea of the Party Central Committee and developing it into the revolutionary army of the Party that remains faithful and obedient to the guidance of the Party Central Committee, and direct all efforts to maintaining the training-first principle and putting weapons and equipment on a regular readiness and establishing the firm military discipline.

The munitions industrial field should dynamically push ahead with the production of the powerful equipment corresponding with the modern warfare while steadily expanding the achievements true to the decisions made at the 8th Party Congress, powerfully fuel the change of quality of the national defence capacity and attain the goal of putting the defence industry on a Juche, modern and scientific basis in a planned way.

It is necessary to take a decisive measure for bolstering the capability of the militia defence force as required by the modern warfare, and increase the military qualifications and commanding capability of the commanding officers of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the practical ability of the militia force by effecting drastic turn in the training.

The conclusion set forth principled issues and a series of tactical orientation, all of which should be maintained by the sectors of the north-south relations and external affairs to cope with the rapidly changing international political situation and the circumstances in the surroundings.

It also advanced the tasks for strengthening the Party, the general staff of the revolution, and steadily enhancing its leading role in order to successfully carry out the important tasks for a fresh victory of socialist construction.

The important issue arising at present in improving the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in every way is to steadily improve the Party work and make the entire Party a studying one so as to turn it into a living organism sharing the idea, intention and action with the Party Central Committee and decisively raise the level and ability of the Party officials.

The whole party should wage a major ideological battle against formalism in Party work, thoroughly establish the revolutionary discipline within the Party and make the ranks of cadres pure and steadfast.

The Party organizations should direct their efforts to thoroughly implementing the economic policy of the Party and the plans of the national economy, and the leading officials of the Party should set forth the plans to give their units and local areas a complete facelift and purposefully, consciously and steadily push forward with the implementation of the plans.

Saying that the struggle in 2022 is a great life-and-death struggle to be vigorously waged successfully for sure for the overall development of socialist construction, our great people and beloved posterity, the General Secretary affirmed that as there are the great people who are possessed of firm faith and strong power to overcome all difficulties by rallying around the Party in one mind and precious experiences with which great successes were made in the spirit of self-reliance despite such harsh situation as this year, our Party and people will achieve a proud victory once again.

Finishing the concluding speech, he ardently called upon the entire Party and all the people to vigorously accelerate the overall development of the socialist construction by putting spurs to the spirit of courageous advance, and thus make the next year a year of great revolutionary event to be significantly recorded in the history of the country and another watershed in the great struggle advancing toward the bright future.

With thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!" and loud applauses all the participants expressed absolute support and approval for Kim Jong Un's important concluding speech which will serve as a guiding fighting policy leading Korean-style socialist construction to the next stage of victory and a practical weapon of advance and innovation.

Kim Jong Un's concluding speech is a precious practical programme and an invincible militant banner encouraging the struggle for 2022 for bringing earlier the overall development of the Korean-style socialism and the happiness of the people as it reviewed with pride the year 2021 in which the Party Congress was held as a year of proud victory to be specially recorded in the history of prosperity of the country and indicated a new guideline for bringing about prosperity of the country.

In discussing the second agenda item, the plenary meeting had final examination of the implementation of the state budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for 2022 which were examined and suggested by a state budget assessment group. And it approved to present it to the 6th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK.

The meeting discussed the third agenda item "On the Immediate Tasks for the Correct Solution of the Socialist Rural Question in Our Country".

Kim Jong Un made a historic report "Let us open up a new great era of our style socialist rural development".

Reviewing the policy of our Party that attached importance to the rural question from the first period of its founding and the historic path for its materialization, the General Secretary clarified the importance and significance of the proper solution to the socialist rural question at present.

To make drastic change of the rural communities today when it presents itself as a mature requirement to wage the struggle for the overall development of socialism becomes a very important revolutionary task in turning around the rigorous situation in favor of increasing the driving force of our own and achieving prosperity and development of the country and welfare of the people.

It is for this reason that the 8th Party Congress set forth the strategic policy to arm the agricultural workers with the Party's policies and turn the rural communities into affluent and cultured socialist ones possessed of modern technology and civilization.

The General Secretary clarified the goal of socialist rural construction and the major task at present, calling for putting the country's agriculture on a definite upward stage and opening up a new great era of effecting drastic development of our style socialist countryside by pushing forward the rural development under the uplifted slogan of "For New Victory of Socialist Rural Construction!"

Saying that our Party's goal for the socialist rural construction is to model all the rural communities across the country on the Juche idea and make them materially affluent, he noted that targets to be attained in our style rural development are to enhance level of ideological awareness of agricultural workers, make a rapid development of agricultural workforce and bring about fundamental change in the living environment of the countryside.

The report said that the project for attaining the goal of socialist rural construction is a gigantic and serious revolution and that it is necessary to set stages and goals on a scientific basis and wage purposeful struggle under year-on-year plan to successfully solve the rural problem that assume protracted and multilateral nature. It then set forth mid-term and long-term rural development strategies to be maintained by our Party and the state in the future.

The major task of rural development strategy at present is to transform all the agricultural workers into revolutionary agricultural workers befitting the era of the Workers' Party, completely solve the food problem of the country and dynamically wage the struggle for drastically changing the living environment of rural inhabitants so as to definitely put the countryside on an orbit of sustained development.

Saying that it is the most crucial task in the socialist rural construction and a key factor for its victory to make the agricultural workers main players and masters of the rural revolution, the General Secretary stressed that it is of paramount importance to put priority efforts into transforming the thought of agricultural workers and enhancing their political awareness so as to firmly prepare all of them to be rural revolutionaries upholding the Party's idea of socialist rural construction with loyalty.

He set it as the basic task of rural development strategy to increase the agricultural production and completely solve the food problem of the country, and specified the goals of grain output and production of stockbreeding, fruit, vegetables, industrial crops and sericulture to be attained phase by phase in the coming 10 years.

The report suggested the dynamic struggle of sprucing up farm villages across the country as a task to which special emphasis should be put in rural development strategy.

To build all the farm villages in the country so that they would preserve the characteristics of socialism and the peculiar features of specific regions is a crucial strategic plan which the Party gives a top priority to and which it is determined to realize under whatever conditions, in order to provide rural inhabitants with wonderful living environment with nothing to envy in the world and to achieve the overall development of the country.

A guarantee for the successful implementation of this plan is powerful%