August 11, 2022
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Chairman Kim Jong Un presides over Party plenary meeting, sets forth new strategic line

Date: 22/04/2018 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The plenary meeting was attended by members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau, members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee, and members of the Party Central Auditing Commission.

Present as observers were also staff members of the Party Central Committee, Party and administrative officials of ministries, national agencies, provinces, cities, counties, major industrial establishments, institutions and cooperative farms, as well as those from military organs.

The agenda items involved the task for the Party to step up socialist construction in line with the requirements of a new stage of the developing revolution, effecting of a revolutionary turn in science and education, and organizational matter.

Chairman Kim Jong Un delivered a report on the first agenda item.

He said that the plenary meeting was held to discuss and decide crucial issues arising in meeting the targets of a higher level of socialist construction—as required by the developing revolution and the prevailing situation.

Such a remarkable reality in which a series of events that could not have been imagined only a few months before are occurring is a brilliant outcome of the Party’s “simultaneous-push” line, he said.

He said that five years ago the Party put forth a revolutionary strategic line of pushing economic construction and nuclear arms buildup simultaneously in the March 2013 plenary meeting—given the requirements of the then situation and developing revolution.

Our Party has advanced ceaselessly along the thorny path of the simultaneous push, braving trials and difficulties, out of firm confidence in the validity of its cause and its people, he noted. The gigantic strength of the single-minded unity of the Party and all the people has served as the driving force and main secret behind the country’s re-emergence as a world-class nuclear power and its presence at the centre of the world political landscape.

Noting that such a historic cause as the national nuclear arms programme has been perfectly accomplished in a matter of less than five years, he described this miraculous achievement as a great victory of the WPK’s simultaneous-push line and also as a brilliant victory that can only be achieved by the heroic Korean people.

He referred to the economic progress which has been made while the entire Party, whole nation and all the people have been out to carry out the simultaneous-push line.

Bright prospects of the self-reliant national economy and the upward trend of the overall economy illustrate the validity and vitality of our Party’s simultaneous-push line, he stated.

Chairman Kim Jong Un declared with pride that the historic tasks of the strategic simultaneous-push line set forth in the March 2013 plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee have been brought to brilliant completion.

The victory of the simultaneous-push line, he said, means the successful conclusion of the efforts of our people who have tightened their belt and endured a host of difficulties to build a powerful treasure sword with which to protect peace, and it also provides a sure guarantee that our future generations can lead the most dignified and happy life in the world.

Given the scientific and orderly implementation of the whole process of the nuclear arms programme, the scientific development of delivery and strike means and the verified completion of nuclear weaponization, he said, we see no point in conducting any nuclear tests and test launches of intermediate and intercontinental ballistic missiles anymore and, accordingly, the northern nuclear testing ground has accomplished its mission in this regard.

He outlined the Party’s peace-loving stand, saying that we would make a positive contribution to building a nuke-free world in response to the common desire and demand of mankind, now that we have built up our strength to such a level we want and we have provided a sure guarantee for ensuring the security of our state and people.

With the successful implementation of the historic tasks of the simultaneous-push line, he noted, our Party is now faced with a crucial revolutionary task of bringing earlier the final victory of the cause of socialism by speeding up the advance of the revolution with confidence in victory.

He set it as the Party’s strategic line to concentrate Party-wide and nationwide efforts on socialist economic construction, now that the DPRK has emerged as a full-fledged world power in political, ideological and military terms.
We have the masses of the people endowed with inexhaustible creativity, an army of scientists and technicians trained by the Party, and the foundation of the self-reliant economy immune to any upheavals, he said, adding that the new strategic line of focusing on economic construction is the most scientific and revolutionary line.
He pointed to the need to launch a general revolutionary offensive, a dynamic campaign for economic construction, holding up such a militant slogan as “Let us further accelerate the advance of our revolution by concentrating all our efforts on socialist economic construction!”
The immediate targets for the implementation of the new strategic line, he noted, are to put production on track at all industrial establishments and gather rich harvests in every field during the period of the five-year strategy for the development of the national economy, thus bringing delight to the people across the country.
Long-term goals are to make the national economy Juche-oriented, modern, IT-based and scientific at high levels and to bring a satisfactory life, affluent and civilized, to all people, he said.
He specified tasks and ways to carry out the new strategic line, stressing the need to prioritize the economic affairs across the work of the Party and state and to devote every ounce of the country’s human, material and technological potentials into boosting the economy.
The spirit of self-reliance and science and technology are a powerful engine of socialist economic construction, he said, adding that all units and sectors should build their capacity for self-development in a constant manner and bring about an upsurge and leap forward in production, upholding the solgan of self-reliance and self-sufficiency and relying on science and technology.
As our Party’s simultaneous-push line has emerged victorious, the new strategic line will also prove successful, he said. And he called for redoubling efforts to speed up the victorious advance of the revolution.
Speeches on the first agenda item were made by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Premier Pak Pong Ju, also member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and Kim Jong Gak, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army.
They expressed full support and approval for the Chairman’s report on the historic victory that has raised the DPRK to the status of strategic state and the new strategic line of concentrating all efforts on socialist economic construction.
Saying the Party’s new line correctly reflecting the demand of the times and the aspirations of the people will further accelerate the Korean revolution, they pledged themselves to focus on socialist economic construction as intended by the Party to exalt the dignity of the DPRK and its spirit of leap forward.
Resolutions were adopted on the first item with unanimous approval.
Resolution “On proclaiming the great victory of the line of simultaneously pushing economic construction and nuclear arms buildup” specifies the following decisions:
First, we solemnly declare that we have realized nuclear weaponization with credit by carrying out subcritical and underground nuclear tests, making nuclear weapons smaller and lighter and developing super-large nuclear weapons and delivery means in order in the course of the campaign for implementing the Party's simultaneous-push line.
Second, we will discontinue nuclear test and intercontinental ballistic missile test-fire from April 21.
The northern nuclear testing ground will be dismantled to transparently guarantee the discontinuation of nuclear test.
Third, the discontinuation of nuclear test is an important process for global nuclear disarmament, and the DPRK will join the international community in its aspirations and efforts for the total nuclear test ban.
Fourth, the DPRK will never use nuclear weapons unless there is nuclear threat or nuclear provocation against it, and in no cases will it transfer nuclear weapons and technology.
Fifth, we will concentrate all efforts on building a powerful socialist economy and radically improving the people's living standards by mobilizing all human and material resources of the country.
Sixth, we will create an international environment favourable for socialist economic construction and restart contact and dialogue with neighbouring countries and the international community in order to defend peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and beyond.
Resolution "On concentrating all efforts on socialist economic construction in line with the requirements of a new stage of the developing revolution" stipulated the following decisions:
First, we will orientate overall Party and state work to socialist economic construction and concentrate all efforts on it.
Second, Party and working people's organizations and government, judicial and military organs shall enhance their roles in the efforts to concentrate all efforts on socialist economic construction.
Third, Party organizations and political organs at all levels shall make a regular control and review of the implementation of the decisions of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Party Central Committee to ensure the thorough implementation of them.
Fourth, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet shall take legal, administrative and technical measures to carry out the tasks set forth in the resolutions of the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee.
Then the meeting discussed the second agenda item.
Chairman Kim Jong Un made a report on the item.
He referred to the need to bring about a revolutionary turn in science and education, saying that the issue of concentrating all efforts on economic construction, which has been discussed as the first item, is unthinkable apart from their rapid development.
Science and education are the foundation of nation building and a major index to national strength, he said, adding that great sci-tech force and high educational standard make it possible to build a powerful state and maintain independence as well.
Noting that to develop science and education is an undertaking to carry on the lifeline of the revolution successfully for the eternal prosperity of the country, he said that in order to develop the country in a sustainable and far-sighted manner, priority should be given to them and efforts be channelled into their development, rather than visible successes.
In recent years our Party has made substantial achievements in these fields by taking proactive measures to boost them as required by a higher stage of the developing revolution, he said. And he analysed and reviewed drawbacks in the fields and their causes.
He set forth a strategic slogan "Let us make a leap forward by dint of science and guarantee the future by dint of education!" and specified the tasks and ways to put spurs to building a sci-tech and talent power.
He pointed to the need to pay primary attention to ensuring strategic concentration in working out plans and providing guidance for sci-tech development and to expand the nationwide sci-tech diffusion network and decisively improve the operation of sci-tech learning space in each region, sector and unit as required by the undertaking to make all the people well-versed in science and technology.
To effect a great revolution in education work provides a decisive guarantee for implementing the Party’s plan for making our country filled with talents, he said, underlining the necessity to put primary efforts to building up the camp of teachers and enhancing their qualifications and responsibility.
To bring about a revolutionary turn in science and education, he noted, it is imperative to radically increase state investment in them and make a climate of prioritizing them prevail throughout society.
He called on each of the members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee to take charge of one problem arising in science and education and resolve it in a responsible manner so as to set an example for officials and Party members to follow, and take the lead in making the whole society brim with the climate.
The mightiness of the country and the happiness of posterity hinge on how we who shoulder heavy responsibility for a prosperous socialist country and beloved younger generation toil and moil, he said, and appealed for making strenuous efforts for a revolutionary turn in science and education with a high sense of responsibility as Party members and patriotism.
Speeches were made on the second agenda item by Pak Thae Song, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Su Gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and chairman of the Pyongyang Municipal Party Committee, and Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission.
They said in unison that discussing science and education first at the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee which was held to declare the great victory of the simultaneous-push policy and put forward a new strategic line fully shows the Party attaches great importance and gives priority to science and education.
They said that Juche-oriented science and education have made rapid progress and lots of achievements have been made under the wise leadership and meticulous care of Chairman Kim Jong Un, demonstrating the advantages and might of Korean-style socialism.
They expressed their resolve to fulfil their responsibility and role in developing the country into a sci-tech power, a country of education and a talent power, cherishing the lofty intention of the Supreme Leader who attaches utmost importance to science and education and puts them forward as the top priority task for the development of the revolution.
Resolution on the second agenda item “On bringing about a revolutionary turn in science and education” was adopted.
It contains the following decisions:
First, a broad avenue to the building of an economic giant will be opened by dint of science and technology.
Second, a lot of energy will be directed to making the country a socialist educational power, a talent power, in line with the requirements of the knowledge economy era.
Third, the movement for overtaking, modelling after and sharing experience with frontrunners will be conducted vigorously and selfishness be strictly eliminated in the fields of science and education.
Fourth, state investment in science and technology and education will be increased and a habit of giving priority to science and education be established more thoroughly all over society.
Fifth, Party organizations at all levels will take detailed measures to implement the resolution and control and review its implementation regularly to carry it out.
Sixth, the Cabinet will take administrative and practical steps to carry out the resolution.
The meeting discussed the third agenda item, organizational matter.
Kim Jong Gak was elected member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy.
Members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee were recalled and elected to replace them.
Members of the Party Central Auditing Commission were recalled and elected to fill vacancies.
Chairman Kim Jong Un made a conclusion at the meeting.
He said that it is a political event of historic significance in achieving the socialist cause of Juche that the current plenary meeting has declared the victory of the simultaneous-push line and laid down the line of concentrating all energies on economic construction.
The main spirit of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Party Central Committee is to attain the higher goals of socialist construction set forth by the Seventh Party Congress earlier than scheduled by further accelerating the progress of the Korean revolution under the unfurled banner of self-reliance on the basis of the great victory of the simultaneous-push line, he declared.
The core, the fundamental principle, which runs through the Party’s new revolutionary line is self-reliance, he noted, adding self-reliance and persevering efforts are, as in the past, the only way to open a broad avenue to prosperity and bring rosy future earlier.
The goal we should achieve in our struggle is to reenergize the overall national economy and get it back on upward track in the period of implementing the five-year strategy for the development of the national economy, and then build a socialist economy, a knowledge economy independent and modern, he said.
The Chairman said it is important to give precedence to and develop science and education in order to hit the higher target of socialist construction by fully implementing the new revolutionary line put forward by the Party.
If the front of science and technology is the front line of utmost importance in safeguarding the Party and revolution and advancing our cause, scientists and technicians are its driving force, he said, calling on all of them to keep in mind the trust and expectation of the Party and people and buckle down to scientific research and development to fully perform their mission as pioneers and pacemakers in socialist construction.
To translate the Party’s revolutionary line and policy into reality, he said, officials should get themselves fully ready, redouble their efforts and work hard with high credentials to take their units and sectors to the levels desired by the Party.
He stressed the necessity to conduct political and ideological work in an offensive fashion to make the whole country seethe with activities to carry out the new Party line and policy.
The Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Party Central Committee that set forth a new strategic line will mark a milestone in turning the DPRK into a thriving socialist nation and bringing the people’s independent ideal and happiness into full bloom.
KCNA

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