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     Historic Eighth Congress of WPK Opens     

Congress of Struggle and Advance Which Will Mark Great Watershed in Overall Development of Korean-style Socialism

The 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) opened in Pyongyang, the capital of the revolution, on January 5, Juche 110 (2021) amid the great attention, expectations and aspiration of all Party members, people and service personnel across the country.

The WPK Central Committee convened the congress, the eighth of its kind in the sacred history of the WPK, in order to comprehensively and strictly review the work of the Party Central Committee, clearly reconfirm the exact orientation and duty in its struggle for winning a bigger victory in the socialist cause and take measures for substantial improvement, as required by the times witnessing a new upsurge and great turn in the development of the Korean revolution.

The convention of the 8th Congress of the Party, which will indicate the path to be followed by the Korean revolution in its fresh struggle, is an expression of our Party's firm self-confidence to lead the socialist cause to a next-stage victory. It also serves as a political event of great significance to be etched in the glorious history of the WPK's struggle.

In the period under review, our Party vigorously struggled for enhancing its leadership and fighting efficiency, realizing the great cause of building a prosperous country with strong army and more thoroughly applying the people-first principle to all fields of the revolution and construction, guided by great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

The 8th Congress of the WPK will discuss and decide on a fresh line of struggle and strategic and tactical policies for making a radical leap forward in the development of the Party and socialist construction on the basis of a scientific analysis of the trends of the developing revolution and the prevailing situations in existence.

Our people, who have absolutely supported and trusted the WPK, the ever-victorious guide, and faithfully upheld its idea and determination, are paying highest tribute and extending warm congratulations to its historic 8th Congress which will indicate the orientation of new development and progress in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the great head of our Party, state and people and outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, took the platform of the congress together with the members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Party.

All the participants broke into stormy cheers of “Hurrah!” in reverence for Comrade Kim Jong Un who is confidently leading the Party and people to shining victory and glory with his gifted wisdom, prominent leadership and strong courage and will.

Under the outstanding and seasoned leadership of the Party Central Committee led by Kim Jong Un, the revolutionary nature of the WPK as the guiding force of the revolutionary cause of Juche has become purer, a new era of self-dependence and prosperity, a brilliant era of the our state-first principle, has been ushered in, and the dignity of our Republic, its international prestige and overall national power have been put on a remarkably high level in the period under review.

The single-hearted unity of the Party and the revolutionary ranks has been strengthened in every way and the absolute superiority of Korean-style socialism with the people-first principle as its lifeblood and the brave spirit of Juche Korea advancing under the uplifted banner of self-reliance have been demonstrated to the world in the course of devotedly upholding the leadership of the Party Central Committee and standing and combating the unprecedentedly harsh trials and difficulties.

The congress was attended by the members of the leadership body of the 7th Party Central Committee and the delegates elected by the Party organizations at all levels.

Comrade Kim Jong Un made an opening address.

He paid the noblest respect and extended the highest glory to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il in reflection of the boundless loyalty of all the delegates, all other Party members, and other people and servicepersons of the People's Army.

Taking a solemn oath on behalf of all the delegates that the congress will consistently remain faithful to the revolutionary idea and cause of the President and the Chairman, the great leaders who are the founder and builder of our Party, he declared the 8th Congress of the WPK open.

The National Anthem was solemnly played, instilling fresh enthusiasm for revolution and struggle into the participants who were gripped by boundless emotion.

Upon the authorization from the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jae Ryong presided over the congress.

The congress elected its presidium.

The congress elected Kim Jong Un to the presidium in token of the unanimous will and desire of all the Party members and other people and service personnel across the country.

The participants in the congress gave enthusiastic cheers of "Hurrah!" in reflection of their ardent trust in and loyalty to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Members of the presidium are as follows:

Kim Jong Un, Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Pong Ju, Pak Jong Chon, Kim Jae Ryong, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Pak Thae Dok, Kim Yong Chol, Choe Pu Il, Kim Su Gil, Thae Hyong Chol, O Su Yong, Kim Hyong Jun, Ho Chol Man, Pak Myong Sun, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Gwan, Jong Kyong Thaek, Kim Il Chol, Im Chol Ung, Ri Ryong Nam, Kim Yong Hwan, Pak Jong Nam, Yang Sung Ho, Ri Ju O, Tong Jong Ho, Ko In Ho, Kim Hyong Sik, Choe Sang Gon, O Il Jong, Kim Yong Su, Ri Sang Won, Ri Yong Gil, Kim Myong Gil, Kang Yun Sok.

The congress nominated members to the platform.

Appeared on the platform were the presidium members of the 8th WPK Congress and officials of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee and exemplary officials of principal units who have made efforts to fulfill their responsible duty in the struggle for implementing the decisions made at the 7th WPK Congress during the period under review, amid warm applause by the participants.

Invited to the platform were Pak Yong Il, chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, Ri Myong Chol, chairman of the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party, and Pak Su Chol, chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

The congress elected its secretariat.

The following are the members of the secretariat:

Sin Ryong Man, Ham Ryong Chol, So Kyong Nam, Kim Pong Chol, Kang Jong Gwan, Kim Jong Min, Ri Hyong Jin.

The congress approved the following agenda items:

First, Review of the work of the WPK Central Committee

Second, Review of the work of the Central Audit Commission of the WPK

Third, On amendments to the Rules of the WPK

Fourth, Election of the central leadership body of the WPK

A discussion on the first agenda item was started at the congress.

Comrade Kim Jong Un started a report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK.

All the participants are listening to the historic report on the work of the Party Central Committee with deep attention.

The congress continues.

 

 

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Starts Report on Work of 7th Central Committee of WPK

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), 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, started his historic report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the Party at the first-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the WPK.

The venue of the congress was full of great excitement of all the participants who would receive the immortal programme for dynamically advancing the socialist cause under the uplifted banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and illuminating the broad avenue toward a fresh victory in the Korean revolution.

In his report, the Supreme Leader of our Party, state and armed forces generally reviewed the work of the 7th Central Committee of the Party which has dynamically propelled the cause of building Korean-style socialism in the direction of great progress indicated at the 7th Congress of the WPK.

He said that he is going to suggest through the report the key line of struggle and strategic and tactical policies for the epochal advance of the socialist construction and other important issues arising in accomplishing the cause of national reunification, promoting external relations and strengthening the work of the Party after strictly reviewing the work of the 7th Central Committee in the aspects of success and mistake.

The Supreme Leader reviewed the shining successes achieved by our Party and people in the period under review.

He also analyzed the mistakes manifested in the efforts for implementing the 5-year strategy for national economic development and their subjective and objective factors.

Underlining the need to start the work for further developing the overall economy of the country under a new five-year plan, the Supreme Leader analyzed the present states of the key industrial sectors including metal, chemical, electricity, coal, machine and mining industries and set forth the tasks for future development.

The report continues. 

 

 

     Second-day Sitting of Eighth Congress of WPK Held     

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Continues Report on Work of 7th Central Committee of WPK

Amid the elated spirit of the whole country at the news of the opening of the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), there took place the second-day sitting of the congress on January 6.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, 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, continued his report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK following that started at the first-day sitting.

Further rising is the enthusiasm of the participants in the congress who are listening to the report on the work of the Party Central Committee which deals with the strategic and tactical policies to bring about another step forward in the course of the overall development of Korean-style socialist construction.

The report given at the second-day sitting analyzed the situation of the transport, capital construction and building-materials industry, communications, commerce, land and environment protection, urban management, external economic relations and other major sectors and economic management field, and presented the goals and practical ways for making innovations and development in the relevant fields during a new five-year plan.

The report also referred to the solutions to making a tangible turn in improving the people's living standard by achieving planned and continuous growth of production in the fields of agriculture, light industry and fishing industry and by developing cities and counties in an independent and many-sided way.

It clarified again an important will to reliably protect the security of the country and people and the peaceful environment of the socialist construction by placing the state defence capabilities on a much higher level, and put forth goals for realizing it.

The report also put forward details of important tasks for promoting the sci-tech development of the country.

Carefully listening to the report, all the participants are making up their minds to strive for revolutionary work with a new confidence.

The report continues.

 

 

     Third-day Sitting of Eighth Congress of WPK Held     

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Continues Report on Work of 7th Central Committee of WPK

Upon hearing the news about the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) which marks an epochal significance in accomplishing the Korean-style socialist cause, the trust of millions of Party members and other people all over the country in the Party and their loyalty toward it are getting stronger.

The third-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the WPK was held on Thursday.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, 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, continued his report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK following that made at the second-day sitting.

The impassioned report of the Supreme Leader of our Party, state and armed forces, which greatly inspires the entire Party and all the people to the struggle for achieving a new victory of the next stage, increasingly excites the participants in the congress and redoubles their revolutionary enthusiasm and spirit to surely implement the important tasks facing the Party and the revolution.

The third-day report analyzed and evaluated in depth the shortcomings and lessons manifested and drawn in the past five years of work for hastening the cultural construction. It also set forth directions and ways for opening up a fresh golden age by carrying out a great revolution in every field of socialist culture including education, public health, literature and arts, making those shortcomings and lessons a stepping-stone for progress and leaps forward.

It also referred to the important matters arising in establishing our own wholesome and revolutionary lifestyle in all spheres of social life and thoroughly eliminating non-socialist elements.

Stressing the actual need to improve the state administration and further intensify the judicial work and struggle, the report suggested practical ways to give full play to the advantages and might of the social system of our state, the priceless gains of the revolution and the life and existence of our people.

Pointing out that the working people's organizations including the youth league, a link between the Party and the youth and an outer organization of the Party, fail to fulfill their missions and duties, it dealt with the principled matters arising in developing the league into a great force of socialist construction by making sure that it places its internal work and ideological education above all.

Looking back on the present situation of their fields and units according to the report full of our Party's idea of believing in the people as in Heaven and its people-first principle, the participants are cool-headedly analyzing their work of the past in terms of the Party spirit, the revolutionary spirit and the popular spirit.

They are paying attention to the report on the work of the Party Central Committee, learning a severe lesson that they can neither meet the requirements of the times and the revolution nor break through the obstacles in their advance without innovating their work with high party consciousness and forward-looking fighting spirit and without getting rid of mannerism and stiffness and old-fashioned manner of work.

The report studied the issue of affairs with south Korea as required by the prevailing situation and the changed times and declared the general orientation and the policy stand of our Party for comprehensively expanding and developing the external relations.

Amid the greater attention and enthusiasm of the participants for the issues of crucial significance in developing the Korean revolution, the report analyzed the successes made in strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically and improving its leadership role in the period under review, and set forth the tasks and ways for immediately correcting the flaws existing in the Party work at the present, further strengthening the Party and the revolutionary ranks and intensifying the Party guidance on the revolution and construction.

The participants are receiving with great excitement the report on the work of the Party Central Committee which wisely clarifies the policies for successfully tackling all the present obstacles and difficulties by giving full play to the internal motive force and potential of the Korean revolution.

Listening attentively to the report given by the Supreme Leader, all the participants are deeply studying the heavy and responsible tasks facing the Korean revolution, which has entered the period of new development and leap forward, in combination with the work in their sectors and units.

As the congress progresses, all the participants more keenly realize the greatness and wisdom of the Party, the general staff of the Korean revolution and the organizer and guide of all victories, being filled with revolutionary enthusiasm to achieve substantial successes and innovations in their future practical drive after renewing their revolutionary faith and indomitable spirit with the congress as an occasion.

The congress continues.

 

 

     Fourth-day Sitting of 8th WPK Congress Held     

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 Comrade 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 Comrade 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.

 

 

     Fifth-day Sitting of 8th WPK Congress Held     

Historic Event Laying Foundation for Developing Glorious Party

There was the fifth-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Saturday amid great excitement and fresh confidence and spirit pervading the whole country upon receiving guidelines which will confidently lead our revolution which has advanced under the uplifted banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism to the next stage of victory.

When Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, 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 greeted him with hearty cheers.

The Congress continued its work amid political enthusiasm of the participants growing higher inspired by clear policy of the struggle and progress.

Serious discussions continued on the first agenda item "Review on the Work of the WPK Central Committee".

Speeches were made by Comrades Ko In Ho, Choe Sang Gon, Pak Hun, Kang Hyong Bong, Ri Song Hak, Ri Kyong Il, Jong Chang Ik, So Chong Hak, Kim Kwang Nam, Yang Yong Gil, Kim Son Yong and Jang Hyok.

They all expressed full support to the report on the work of the Party Central Committee which indicated the direction of advance and fighting goals for our revolution, admitting that it is the great practical programme surely guaranteeing a fresh leap forward and victory of the socialist construction in the present stage.

Lauding the extraordinary and wise leadership of the Supreme Leader who has glorified the past five years with enormous change and miracles to be etched in history with noble sense of duty and responsibility for the Party, revolution, country and people, the speakers expressed their great pride and self-confidence over making revolution under the leadership of the prominent leader.

They stressed that the meaningful successes achieved in developing the socialist construction despite unprecedented manifold trials and difficulties are entirely a precious fruition of the wise leadership of the Party Central Committee.

The speakers recalled the brisk campaign for scientific farming and high yield which had swept the country and a series of precious progress made in science, education, public health and other fields and units in the struggle for implementing the Party policies during the period under review.

They also analyzed seriously the mistakes they manifested by obstructing the economic development of the country and inconveniencing the people, which are ascribed to their failure in study of their fields and units and lack of the spirit of unconditionally implementing the Party policies and devotedly serving the people.

Criticizing themselves for the deviations in afforestation and water-conservancy, land management, public security and others, the speakers repented of their mistakes before the Party Congress and vowed to work harder with fresh readiness and fighting spirit.

Listening carefully to the speakers, the participants seriously accepted the criticized faults as their own mistakes and the lessons of their units and keenly realized once again that the success in implementing the decisions of the Party hinges on their responsibility and role.

All the participants hardened their resolve to thoroughly implement the new five-year plan with the experience and lessons from the work in the period under review as valuable foundation and reliable stepping stone for future advance and development.

The congress decided to examine and adopt the resolution on the first agenda item after the leadership body of the 8th Party Central Committee to be newly elected forms the resolution drafting committee and sums up creative and constructive opinions through inter-sector consultative meetings.

Made at the congress was a report on the second agenda item "Review of the work of the Central Audit Commission of the WPK".

The report substantially analyzed and reviewed achievements, experience, mistakes and lessons drawn from the work of the financial management of the Party in the period under review and raised tasks and ways for strictly establishing work system and order in line with the principle and rule of the Party's financial management and positively guaranteeing the Party's work and activities financially and materially.

Comrades Kim Myong Hun and Ri Chang Song made speeches on the second agenda item.

The congress adopted with unanimous approval a decision on the second agenda item "On bringing about a fresh turn in the financial management by further strengthening the discipline of the party's finance".

Made at the congress was a discussion on the third agenda item "On amendments to the rules of the WPK".

Comrade Pak Thae Song raised a report on the amendments to the rules of the WPK on the principle of the Juche-oriented party building and as required by the developing revolution.

The delegates studied with discretion the contents of the draft amendments to the rules of the Party which clearly indicated the revolutionary nature, mission and action programme of the WPK as the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and revised and amended the rule to action, mode of activities and norms to be observed by the organizations and members of the Party.

Admitting that the draft amendments to the rules of the Party are of important and practical significance in strengthening the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party, the general staff of the revolution, in every way and putting the party building and activities on a regular basis, the congress adopted a decision on the third agenda item "On the amendments to the rules of the WPK" with unanimous approval.

The congress continues. 

 

Report on Review of Work of WPK Central Auditing Commission

There was a report on the second agenda item "Review of the Work of the WPK Central Auditing Commission" at the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

According to the report, a correct viewpoint and stand on the Party financial management were established among Party organizations at all levels and Party officials, and big successes were made in drawing up Party financial budget and implementing it.

The Party financial income has systematically increased and the independent Party financial foundation has been strengthened.

The Party finance, therefore, could help build up large reserves while meeting expenditures needed for Party work and activities and its economic life.

The expenditure of the Party finance increased as the Party work and activities were intensified and the socialist construction vigorously pushed ahead with under the leadership of the Party.

The Party finance was spent on strengthening the Party and enhancing its militant function and role during the period under review.

It was also used for promoting the welfare of the people.

It contributed to the important national construction projects like Ryomyong Street, Samjiyon City, Orangchon Power Station, Wonsan Kalma coastal tourist area and Pyongyang General Hospital as intended by the Party Central Committee.

It played a big share for upholding our Party's noble love for posterity and future.

It also contributed to relieving people who suffered from sudden natural disasters last year of their misfortune.

During the period under review, the Party financial budgets in provincial, city and county Party committees were also successfully implemented.

The report pointed out mistakes that need definite correction in the Party financial management and stressed the need to bring about a fresh turn in its work.

The Party financial management departments and officials should more scrupulously carry out the Party financial management work and decisively tighten financial discipline as required by the development of the Party and the revolution.

First of all, they should firmly preserve the system of undivided responsibility in Party financial management.

Next, they should establish strict system and orders for Party financial management work and tighten discipline.

All the Party financial management departments and officials should financially and materially ensure the work for further strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically and enhancing its leadership and fighting efficiency and the Party's politics based on the people-first doctrine by thoroughly implementing the policies and orders of the Party on the financial work.

 

 

     Sixth-Day Sitting of 8th WPK Congress Held     

Great Political Event to Be Etched in History of Development of Great WPK and Sacred Juche Revolution

The news about the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea clearly indicating the orientation of the victorious advance of Korean-style socialism is instilling into the minds of millions of Party members and other people throughout the country the great pride in the great guidance and sagacity of our dignified Party and fresh confidence and courage.

Amid the high-degree political awareness and great enthusiasm of the delegates, the sixth-day sitting of the 8th Congress of the WPK was held on January 10.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, symbol of all victories and glory of our people and outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, came out to the venue of the congress together with platform holders.

The congress discussed its fourth agenda item "Election of the Central Leadership Body of the WPK."

According to the rules of the WPK, the 7th Party central leadership body finished its term and the congress elected the 8th Party central leadership body.

As the congress entered a discussion of the important issue of electing the new central leadership body which will take responsibility for, organize and direct the party-building and overall revolutionary affairs in the new stage of struggle, a solemn and heavy atmosphere pervaded the venue of the congress.

Relevant articles of the "regulations of election of the central leadership organ of the WPK" were read out and the procedures of electing members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee began.

The nomination and election took place after rational methods of recommending the candidates for the members and alternate members were decided.

Delegate Jo Yong Won, upon authorization by the presidium of the congress, read the list of the candidates for members of the 8th Party Central Committee.

When he suggested the Supreme Leader as a candidate for member of the Party Central Committee, all the delegates broke into stormy cheers of hurray with loud applause.

All the suggested candidates were recommended as candidates for members of the WPK Central Committee with unanimous approval of all the delegates.

Delegates unanimously acknowledged that the recommended candidates are the comrades who have firmly armed themselves with the revolutionary idea of our Party, remained strong in their faith to dedicate themselves to the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche and devotedly struggled for the country and the people.

The congress carried out an election of the recommended candidates.

When the chair courteously proposed electing the Supreme Leader as a member of the Party Central Committee in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all members of the Party and the delegates attending the congress, all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of "hurrah!" and applause in token of their full support.

By raising their delegate certificates, they expressed their approval to the election of recommended 138 candidates as members of the Party Central Committee and gave an enthusiastic applause to their election by a unanimous approval.

The congress elected alternate members of the Party Central Committee.

The delegates approved of the number of the alternate members and examined the qualifications of the recommended 111 candidates for alternate members.

All the recommended candidates were elected as alternate members of the Party Central Committee with the unanimous approval of the delegates at the congress.

Then the congress discussed the most important and responsible issue of crucial significance in the development of the glorious WPK and accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

All the delegates were greatly excited to enter the discussion of the most important issue of the election of the general secretary of the WPK, the head representing and leading our great Party.

Delegate Ri Il Hwan made a suggestion concerning the election of the general secretary of the WPK.

He referred to the great political significance of successfully electing the top leader of the party who takes the position as the leader, the top-intellect of revolution and center of leadership and unity, and plays a decisive role in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of the popular masses and the cause of socialism.

The philosophy that the greatness of the leader is just the one of the party, the mightiness of the country and nation and the invincibility of the revolutionary cause has been proved in the sacred history of the Korean revolution and the long world history of building revolutionary parties, he said, referring to the greatness and the peerless exploits of the Supreme Leader who has wisely led the WPK and the Juche revolution by successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.

All the delegates unanimously acknowledged the undeniable truth of history that Kim Jong Un is the only one who will lead the WPK and the people only to victory and glory at the time of carrying forward and developing the revolution when a big stride should be made towards a new victory in the socialist construction.

Saying that it is the solemn demand of our times and firm faith of millions of Party members and other people to hold Comrade Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the head of the WPK, he courteously proposed electing Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will of the whole Party and all the people at the congress.

All the delegates expressed full support with stormy applause in great excitement.

The 8th Congress of the WPK unanimously adopted a decision on electing Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all the delegates and other Party members, all the people and service personnel of the People's Army to achieve the development of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and a fresh victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

The moment all the participants broke into stormy cheers of "Hurrah!" in great excitement and joy of having Kim Jong Un as the head of the WPK again who is opening up an era of unprecedented changes and miracles with his gifted ideological and theoretical wisdom, extraordinary leadership and noble moral virtue, extending the greatest glory and warmest congratulations to him.

The election of Kim Jong Un, the most prominent political leader in the present era, as general secretary of the WPK is the biggest fortune and the greatest happiness of our Party and people and it also marks an epoch-making political event providing a decisive guarantee for victory of Korean-style socialism and promising its rosy future.

Fervent cheers of the delegates resounded through the venue of the congress for a long time, reflecting their intense loyalty.

The First Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK was held after the election of the Party central leadership body.

Upon the authorization by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Delegate Kim Jae Ryong reported the decision made at the First Plenary Meeting to the congress.

The congress elected members of the 8th Party central leadership body to the committee for drafting the resolution of the Party Congress.

The resolution drafting committee will guide the inter-sector consultative meetings of delegates studying and discussing the issues of thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth in the report given by the Supreme Leader to the congress, and will give general consideration to the issues raised at the consultative meetings, make a draft resolution and refer it to the congress.

The congress continues.

 

 

Inter-sector Consultative Meetings of Eighth WPK Congress Held

Inter-sector consultative meetings of the Eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place on Monday.

The consultative meetings began studying the draft resolution for thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth in the report on the work of the Party Central Committee.

The consultative meetings were guided by Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Tok Hun, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and other members of the Party central leadership body.

The meetings deeply discussed the practical issues for carrying out the goals and tasks of the struggle to be carried out in all fields of socialist construction for the new advance and development of the Korean revolution in the future five years.

The delegates unanimously acknowledged that scientific, realistic and dynamic development direction and detailed ways are urgently needed in their sectors and units in order to certainly orient the overall Party and state work towards facilitating fresh innovation, bold creation and constant progress.

Discussion focused on the urgent issues for the Cabinet to be smoothly equal to the Cabinet-Responsibility System and the Cabinet-Centered System as the economy command of the country on the economic front, the major front for paving a new avenue for socialist construction, strongly propel the work for strengthening the main arteries and the integrity of the national economy and improve the economic management.

At the consultative meeting of the industrial sector, delegates analyzed on the basis of scientific calculation and numeric data the ways of focusing investment on the metal industry and chemical industry, regarding them as key links in the whole chain of the national economy, normalizing the production in the key industrial sectors including electric power, coal, machine and mining industries and putting the national economy on a more self-supporting, planned and serve-the-people basis in the period of the new five-year plan for national economic development.

The consultative meeting in the agricultural sector discussed in depth the ways to attain the goal of grain production set by the Party without fail by directing efforts into making a radical turn in seed selection, doing farming on a scientific basis, increasing grain production on low-yield fields, cultivating new land and reclaiming tideland, and to round off irrigation and mechanization of the rural economy and intensify state assistance to the rural communities.

The consultative meeting in the sector of light industry discussed the practical measures to step up modernization, regarding it as the lifeline and main direction to promote home production of raw materials and recycling, and to increase the output of consumer goods by improving their quality and putting efforts into developing new products.

The consultative meeting in the sectors of education, public health and culture studied the development strategies for their fields and units in combination with the innovative orientation and relevant tasks for socialist cultural construction advanced in the report of the Party congress.

The participants fully calculated the feasibility of the sci-tech development goals to be attained in different fields in the period of the new five-year plan by accelerating the sci-tech development, as intended by the Party which defined sci-tech development as the most important task and the optimum policy in socialist construction, and the ways for carrying them out.

Suggested were innovative opinions conducive to steadily updating educational contents and methods and teaching management system in keeping with the current world trend of educational development and as required by pedagogy in the education field, developing socialist public health and cementing the anti-epidemic base to be strong enough to tackle any global health crisis by consolidating the material and technical foundation of public health sector and ushering in a new heyday of socialist culture by making a radical turn in the fields of literature and arts, media and sports.

The consultative meetings in the fields of military affairs and munitions industry discussed issues arising in implementing the important strategic tasks for strengthening the state defence capabilities, the cornerstone of the existence of our state and sure guarantee for safeguarding the dignity and security of the country and the people and preserving peace.

Delegates suggested significant and urgent measures for carrying out the grandiose plan of the Party Central Committee for fully preparing the Korean People's Army to be the revolutionary army modeled on the WPK, ultra-modern army and reliable defender of our state and people, and remarkably developing the defence industry.

The delegates participating in the consultative meetings of officials of the Party and working people's organizations had in-depth discussions of issues with a high sense of Party responsibility, guided by the Party's leadership idea which calls for bringing about a fundamental turn in the Party work and for strengthening the working people's organizations in line with the requirements of the times and the developing reality.

The participants had discussions on practical issues arising in pushing forward with the work of establishing and steadily intensifying the unified leadership system of the Party Central Committee as a main line, in strengthening the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in every way by thoroughly establishing an iron discipline within the Party and making a revolutionary climate prevail throughout the Party, and in improving the Party work.

The consultative meeting of working people's organization officials heard opinions on equipping all the members of working people's organizations, the transmission belts and outer organizations of the Party, with the revolutionary idea of the Party by directing priority efforts into the internal work of the organizations and ideological education. Particularly, there was an expression of opinions on training the youth league to be a reliable relay to and reserve for the Party.

Scientific and innovative opinions which can guarantee the implementation of the decisions of the Party congress were collected in the inter-sector consultative meetings that proceeded in sincere and technical atmosphere through energetic in-depth study and brainstorming.

All the delegates participating in the consultative meetings were full of enthusiasm to verify their loyalty toward the Party and solemn pledge in the struggle for carrying out the decisions of the Eighth Party Congress by making strenuous efforts with high awareness and stamina to remarkably improve their work as required by the new period of great upsurge and turn of the revolution.

 

 

     8th Congress of WPK Closes     

Let's Achieve New Victory of Our-Style Socialism, Deeply Cherishing Noble Idea of "Believing in People as in Heaven", "Single-minded Unity" and "Self-Reliance"

The 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) closed on Tuesday after successfully finishing the discussion on its agenda items amid full support and expectations of all the Party members, other people and service personnel of the People's Army.

The eighth-day sitting of the congress was held amid the full display of the delegates' revolutionary will to remain boundlessly loyal to the idea and leadership of the Party Central Committee and dedicate themselves to implementation of the decision made at the congress and unconditionally serve the people.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, took the platform of the congress.

All the delegates raised stormy cheers of "hurrah!" in reverence for the general secretary who put up a signpost for a new great victory of our Party and revolution and glorified the Party congress as a revolutionary one for progress and innovation with his extraordinary ideological and theoretical wisdom and seasoned leadership.

Comrade Kim Jong Un made an important conclusion related to the 8th Party Congress.

He said the congress which held as the eighth one in the history of our Party brought up the immediate plan of struggle for opening up a period of fresh upsurge, a period of great changes in the revolution and construction and important issues arising in developing the Party, and sincerely discussed them.

Saying that he hardly repressed his grateful and heavy feelings while receiving the greatest honor of being entrusted with the duty of the supreme leader of the dignified WPK again by all the delegates and other Party members, he solemnly swore that he would do his best to implement the fighting programme set forth at the congress with the sacred mission that he represents the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and is responsible for it, and devote himself to serving the people as befitting their true servant, believing in our great people as in Heaven.

He clarified the main idea and the main spirit of the congress and specially stressed the need for the whole Party to deeply cherish again and uphold the three ideas - "believing in people as in Heaven", "single-minded unity" and "self-reliance."

Saying that we should be ready for more difficult offensive for making a breakthrough head-on to win a fresh victory and make a brilliant progress in accomplishing the cause of socialism, he ardently appealed to everyone to make a more dynamic struggle for successful fulfillment of the struggle programme advanced at the 8th Congress of the Party, for the development of the glorious WPK and victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche and for our great people.

As soon as he finished his conclusion, all the participants broke into enthusiastic cheers and applauses, expressing their absolute support for his important conclusion.

The congress entered into procedures for adopting a resolution on the first agenda item "The review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea".

It examined the creative and constructive opinions summed up by the resolution drafting committee at the inter-sector consultative meetings and decided to reflect them in the resolution of the 8th Party Congress.

The delegates unanimously admitted that the scientific, realistic and dynamic goals and tasks in line with the demand of the developing revolution were reflected in the resolution.

The 8th Congress of the WPK solemnly adopted with unanimous approval of the participants the resolution on the first agenda item "On thoroughly carrying out the tasks set forth in the report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea".

General Secretary of the WPK Kim Jong Un made a closing address at the 8th Congress of the WPK.

Highly appreciating that the unity and revolutionary enthusiasm peculiar to our Party and people making steady advance and leaping forward towards the goal of fresh struggle, united close in the one idea and purpose despite manifold challenges and trials were erupted once again with the 8th Congress of the Party as a momentum, he sent warm thanks to all the members of the Party, other people and service personnel of the People's Army who have kept highly strained attitude and displayed great devotion and revolutionary spirit to ensure the successful congress.

Saying that the decision of the Party congress is the strategy and tactics of our Party to win a fresh victory in our own-style socialist construction, its pledge before the revolution and people and a supreme order given by our great people to the Central Committee of the Party, he said earnestly that our Party members and delegates should receive the decision made at the congress heavily and honorably from such noble viewpoint.

Expressing belief that the strategy and policies for struggle advanced at the congress would be successfully carried out and signal progress made in the construction of the Korean-style socialism thanks to high fighting efficiency, might of unity, extraordinary patriotic enthusiasm and indomitable efforts of all the organizations and members of the Party, other people and service personnel of the People's Army, he declared the 8th Congress of the WPK closed.

The song "The Internationale" was solemnly played.

At the end of the congress, all the participants raised long enthusiastic cheers in reverence for Comrade Kim Jong Un, the great head of the WPK, our dignified Party, and outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, in token of their overflowing pledge of loyalty and iron will.

Comrade Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the delegates who joined him for taking the heavy responsibility facing the Party and devoted themselves for the sake of success in the congress, always aware of the expectation and eyes of millions of Party members and other tens of millions of people during the whole period of the congress.

All the participants in the congress were full of high enthusiasm to wholeheartedly uphold the leadership of the great Party Central Committee, become the source kindling the flames of revolution and standard-bearer and pioneer of progress in every campaign site for implementing the decision made at the 8th Party Congress and thus make practical change and achieve substantial successes.

The 8th Congress of the WPK, which took place at a crucial and important time in the development of our revolution, fully demonstrated the revolutionary features and militant spirit of the WPK which forms a solid integral whole and makes ceaseless creations and innovations, as it set forth the correct orientation to be followed by our Party and people at the present stage and scientific strategic and tactical policies and secured the strong traction power for their materialization.

The 8th Congress of the WPK will be brilliantly recorded in the history of our Party and country as a political event that made a great watershed in the militant course for strengthening of the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and overall development of the cause of our own-style socialism, and as the congress for struggle and advance that vigorously propelled the historic march for ushering in a period of fresh upsurge, a period of great changes in the revolution.

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