January 27, 2021
KCNA Pyongyang Times

General Secretary Kim Jong Un declares Eighth WPK Congress closed

Date: 13/01/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

General Secretary Kim Jong Un delivered a closing address at the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on Tuesday. The following is the full text:

Dear delegates,

The Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea that has been held in a very crucial period in the course of the strengthening and development of our Party and the building of socialism of our style has made a full discussion of and decision on all items on the agenda thanks to the high enthusiasm of all the delegates and is to wrap up its work.

In the whole period of the congress all the delegates have taken part in all sincerity in the discussion of issues with the highest degree of Party consciousness and the highest sense of responsibility, positively offered their constructive opinions and reached a consensus in their opinions, thereby giving full play to the militant features of our Party that works, fights and advances.

There have been many important Party-wide political meetings including congress so far and the participants have shown immense enthusiasm every time as they received the policies and ideas of the Party Central Committee, but I see for the first time such an extraordinary zeal for participation as in the Eighth Party Congress, in which all the participants are so interested and immersed in the discussion of issues.

Every delegate made a positive and serious study of all issues discussed as they racked their brains and felt anxious over the issues by combining them with the success and failure of our revolutionary work and the destiny of themselves and their children and enthusiastically participated in the strenuous work of the congress.

Always conscious of the expectations and hopeful gaze of millions of our Party members and tens of millions of other people who watched the congress and assuming heavy responsibility together for the progress and development of the revolutionary work, all the delegates have devoted all their mind to deciding on the most correct and powerful orientation of our struggle and the strategy and tactics. I feel deeply impressed and greatly encouraged by this, and I feel very grateful for this.

The revolutionary line and immediate fighting plans set by the Eighth Party Congress will instil a great hope in all the Party members and other people for our future, inspire the masses of the people to a new struggle and exploits and bring about a decisive turn in further strengthening our Party organizationally and ideologically and improving its capability of leadership in overall revolution and construction.

Dear delegates,

The current Eighth Party Congress have powerfully demonstrated once again the might of unity and revolutionary passion peculiar to our Party and people, who firmly unite with a single ideology and purpose and make an uninterrupted advance and leap forward towards a new target of struggle even in the face of manifold challenges and ordeals.

All the Party members, service personnel and other people have strived hard at their workplaces and posts so as to defend the Eighth Party Congress and expressed their enthusiastic support and expectations for the Party congress by dint of their unprecedented successful work results.

In the name of the congress, I extend warm thanks to all the Party members and other people and service personnel for displaying boundless devotion and the revolutionary spirit as they maintained high alert to ensure the success of the Eighth Party Congress.

Dear delegates,

The Eighth Congress of the WPK served as a congress of struggle and progress, which demonstrated the steadfast will of the revolutionaries to achieve the prosperity and development of our style of socialism without fail, with self-confidence in victory and courage and by invariably holding aloft the banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

The congress made a close analysis of the subtle changes in the situations at home and abroad and the subjective and objective environment they influence our revolution, and correctly reviewed the work of the last five years. Accordingly, based on the new environment and revolutionary situation, it put forward scientific and correct strategic and tactical policies for readjusting and developing the foundations of the national economy and consolidating the state and social system, thereby clearly indicating the direction of advance of the overall work of the Party and the state.

I am convinced that this has provided a fresh motive force for our advance and set up a clear milestone and, therefore, this congress marked a turning point in powerfully propelling our sacred cause.

The Eighth Congress of our Party is of great significance also in the strengthening and development of the Party.

Having gone through another great process in the course of strengthening and developing our Party, we are now filled with self-confidence and pride in our struggle more than ever before, and deeply feel once again the importance of the responsibility we have shouldered for ourselves.

The decisions of a Party congress are our Party’s strategy and tactics for achieving a fresh victory in the building of our style of socialism, a pledge the Workers’ Party of Korea makes for the revolution and people and, at the same time, a supreme order the Party Central Committee gives to our great people.

Our Party members and delegates to this congress should approach the decisions of the Party congress from such a noble standpoint and accept it seriously and with honour.

The future of the socialist cause hinges on how the tasks set by this Party congress, including the five-year plan for national economic development, are fulfilled.

We should thoroughly carry out the highly important tasks set by the Party congress without condition so as to bring about another upsurge in our revolution and provide our people with better and more stable living conditions and environment as early as possible.

We should arrange the study involving the whole Party for implementing the decisions of the Party congress so as to thoroughly accept the tasks and duties of struggle fixed by the Party congress, and wage a determined struggle so as to develop socialist construction onto a new stage.

Therefore, Party organizations at all levels should organize intensive studies for firmly arming the people with the documents and decisions of the Party congress, effectively hold discussions and conduct organizational and political work for implementing them, and work out elaborate tactics and wage a powerful struggle to implement the decisions of the Party congress.

They should first galvanize Party members into action so as to make them lead others to new miraculous feats through their pacesetter role and make all the units and the whole country seethe with the efforts for implementing the decisions of the Party congress.

It is needed to organize the Party-wide study on the newly-revised Party Rules, and Party organizations and members should thoroughly establish a climate of observing the norms stipulated in Party Rules in every process and on every occasion of Party work and life.

Dear delegates,

Innumerable trials and difficulties are still challenging us, but our determination is definite and our future is promising.

As in the past, so in the future, our Party will remain infinitely faithful to the people-first principle and do its best to continue to achieve fresh victory in socialist construction.

As the WPK holding aloft the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as its ever-victorious banner is correctly leading the revolution and construction and there is the invincible might of the single-hearted unity of the Party and the masses, our revolution will make steady progress, overcoming every manner of difficulties.

Let us all advance dynamically towards a fresh victory of the revolution with strong confidence in the victory of the socialist cause, the revolutionary cause of Juche, and rallying rock-solid around the Party Central Committee.

More From Pyongyang Times

Child prodigy uses hearing ability for arithmetic

Child prodigy uses hearing ability for arithmetic

A child prodigy was presented on a TV programme for the New Year's Day. He is Jo Thae Hung, a six-year-old boy from Kaeson

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

A child prodigy was presented on a TV programme for the New Year's Day. He is Jo Thae Hung, a six-year-old boy from Kaeson

Japan needs to behave with discretion

Japan needs to behave with discretion

Japan's bad habit of committing mischievous acts and finding fault with others has surfaced again since the outset of this year.

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

Japan's bad habit of committing mischievous acts and finding fault with others has surfaced again since the outset of this year.

High-speed railroad opens to traffic in China

High-speed railroad opens to traffic in China

A high-speed railroad linking Beijing and Harbin opened in China on January 22. The 1 198-kilometre-long railroad is expected to

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

A high-speed railroad linking Beijing and Harbin opened in China on January 22. The 1 198-kilometre-long railroad is expected to

Koreans' using of medicinal herbs goes back to ancient times

Koreans' using of medicinal herbs goes back to ancient times

“The Korean people began to use medicinal herbs in ancient times. It is evidenced by the tale about the foundation of Ancient

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

“The Korean people began to use medicinal herbs in ancient times. It is evidenced by the tale about the foundation of Ancient

Dried flowers add emotion to life

Dried flowers add emotion to life

Many flower products in various kinds are served at the flower exhibition in Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, and among them are

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

Many flower products in various kinds are served at the flower exhibition in Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, and among them are

WPK Central Committee sends congratulations to 13th CPV congress

WPK Central Committee sends congratulations to 13th CPV congress

The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea sent a congratulatory message on Monday to the 13th National Congress of

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea sent a congratulatory message on Monday to the 13th National Congress of

International battle against drug abuse

International battle against drug abuse

Drug abuse is a great global challenge as it is growing rampant. Honduras, for instance, confiscated over 2 240kg of cocaine in

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

Drug abuse is a great global challenge as it is growing rampant. Honduras, for instance, confiscated over 2 240kg of cocaine in

Drive for increased power production mounted

Drive for increased power production mounted

All officials and workers in the electric-power industry sector, one of the key industry sectors in the DPRK, have turned out in

Pyongyang Times January 27, 2021

All officials and workers in the electric-power industry sector, one of the key industry sectors in the DPRK, have turned out in

Old fort showcases castle-building techniques of Koguryo

Old fort showcases castle-building techniques of Koguryo

In Sonnae-dong, Mangyongdae District of Pyongyang, there is Sosan Fort showing the high castle building techniques of Koguryo

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

In Sonnae-dong, Mangyongdae District of Pyongyang, there is Sosan Fort showing the high castle building techniques of Koguryo

Nations work toward economic growth

Nations work toward economic growth

According to statistics of its relevant institution, China has made strenuous efforts to fight poverty over the past eight years,

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

According to statistics of its relevant institution, China has made strenuous efforts to fight poverty over the past eight years,

International cooperation in air transport

International cooperation in air transport

Russia and Myanmar concluded a treaty on flight safety on January 22. The treaty was signed during the Russian Defence

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

Russia and Myanmar concluded a treaty on flight safety on January 22. The treaty was signed during the Russian Defence

Israel’s missile attack kills four Syrians

Israel’s missile attack kills four Syrians

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Israeli forces mounted a missile attack on Hama Province of Syria on January 22,

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Israeli forces mounted a missile attack on Hama Province of Syria on January 22,

Sharp rise in suicide in Japan

Sharp rise in suicide in Japan

According to media reports, the number of suicides reached 20 919 in Japan last year, a 3.7 percent rise over the previous year

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

According to media reports, the number of suicides reached 20 919 in Japan last year, a 3.7 percent rise over the previous year

Korean tiger

Korean tiger

Tiger is one of the animals the Korean people love most. Not that it is the “king” of the animal world. It is regarded as the

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

Tiger is one of the animals the Korean people love most. Not that it is the “king” of the animal world. It is regarded as the

Ardent passion

Ardent passion

Lots of Korean people visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il and the large portraits of their beaming

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

Lots of Korean people visit the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il and the large portraits of their beaming

WPK Central Committee sends reply messages to foreign party leaderships

WPK Central Committee sends reply messages to foreign party leaderships

The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea sent messages to the leaderships of foreign political parties in reply to the

Pyongyang Times January 26, 2021

The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea sent messages to the leaderships of foreign political parties in reply to the

Key industry sectors launch into new five-year plan

Key industry sectors launch into new five-year plan

The metallurgical industry sector set forth a high goal of consolidating production foundations and expanding productivity and

Pyongyang Times January 25, 2021

The metallurgical industry sector set forth a high goal of consolidating production foundations and expanding productivity and

Sports club introduces effective tools

Sports club introduces effective tools

The Pyongyang Sports Club proves successful in training players by making dozens of kinds of highly-effective apparatuses. Of them

Pyongyang Times January 25, 2021

The Pyongyang Sports Club proves successful in training players by making dozens of kinds of highly-effective apparatuses. Of them

Blasting conducted for tideland reclamation project

Blasting conducted for tideland reclamation project

The North Phyongan Provincial Tideland Reclamation General Enterprise has carried out a 200 000-cubic-metre blasting. The

Pyongyang Times January 25, 2021

The North Phyongan Provincial Tideland Reclamation General Enterprise has carried out a 200 000-cubic-metre blasting. The

More Articles