Fourth-day Sitting of 8th WPK Congress Held

Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) — There was the fourth-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) on Friday.

The Congress continued its mission amid the high enthusiasm of loyalty and revolutionary spirit of the participants in Congress who received the report on the work of the 7th Party Central Committee which clearly indicated the new path of the advance of the socialist construction based on the strict summing up of the overall work of our Party and the state during the period under review.

When Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, appeared in the venue of the Congress, all the participants burst into thunderous cheers of “Hurrah!”

There were speeches on the first agenda item “Review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea”.

The speeches were made by Ri Il Hwan, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Jong Chon, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Son Gwon, Jo Yong Won, Mun Kyong Dok and Pak Chol Min.

They fully supported and approved the historic report made by Supreme Leader of our Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un which fully reflected the scientific fighting line and strategic and tactical issues of crucial significance in the development of our Party and the revolution.

They said the report on the work of the Party Central Committee will greatly encourage all the Party members, other people and the service personnel of the People’s Army to a resolute struggle as it is an important guideline clarifying the path for increasing the leadership of our Party and its militant power in every way in line with the urgent requirements of our revolution that has progressed to the phase of new development, and for winning new victory of our-style socialist construction.

The speakers said in excitement that Kim Jong Un brightly showed the way to be taken in line with the requirements of the times and the developing revolution, wisely led the whole Party, the entire country and all the people to open up the era of miracle of accelerating the times and remarkably strengthened the power of our driving force and strategic position.

It was mentioned that during the period under review, the outstanding leadership of the Party Central Committee has been fully displayed by which it led our-style socialist cause to victory with confidence while breaking through head-on the hardships of history, the trust of our people in the Party has been signally increased as a result of the thorough embodiment of the people-first policy in all fields of socialist construction and the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks has been further hardened.

The speakers seriously analyzed and summed up mistakes, causes and lessons after referring to achievements and experiences that had been made in the work of their fields and units for implementing the decisions made at the 7th Congress of the Party.

They coldly criticized mistakes in their fields including the issue of failing to implement the five-year plans for national economic development set forth by the Party congress and the issue of failing to actively introduce reality-friendly and people-friendly methods in the Party work and seriously analyzed the lesson that if officials fail to work with responsibility, being soaked in defeatism and self-protectionism before hardship, it would be impossible to properly carry out the Party decisions nor would it be possible to bring about development and innovation.

Listening to speeches criticizing and summing up the mistakes of falling short of making marked progress in their work without taking measures to overcome hardships in the way of advance and solving bottleneck problems by one’s own efforts, the participants looked back on the work of their fields and units in the aspect of drawing lessons and in the progressive manner in the light of the idea and spirit of the congress.
The participants were greatly impressed by the speeches that made them realize what height the loyalty and attitude of the revolutionary to the Party and the revolutionary cause should reach, and exchanged full opinions on the future innovation and development while making earnest sharing of experience and lessons.

The speakers referred to practical ways for always making efforts to realize new ambition and ideal and for pushing forward all work in initiative, creative and forward-looking manner, and made solemn pledges to make dedication to the Party, the revolution, the country and the people.

The fourth-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the WPK helped all the participants fully display their revolutionary zeal to suit to the character of the congress for work, struggle and progress and harden their firm faith and transparent resolution to fulfill the sacred responsibility and duty in the course of implementing the fighting programme set forth in the report on the work of the Party Central Committee.

The Congress continues. -0-


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