Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- The 5th Conference of Security Officers took place in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, on November 19-23. The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) convened the grand meeting of security officers of the Republic to firmly guarantee the steady advance and development of the cause of the WPK by remarkably enhancing the functions and role of the security organ, the political security guard of the Party and the vanguard ranks of the class struggle, in line with the ever-changing situation of the revolution and the demands of the period of overall development of socialist construction to bring about a fresh turn in the struggle for defending the Party and the revolution in every way and protecting the ideology and social system of the country and the people's security. The conference analyzed and reviewed in an in-depth and overall way the successes and experience gained in the past security work as well as lessons, and conducted discussion on the practical issues for bringing about a fundamental improvement in the overall security work. Present at the conference were Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., WPK, Ri Chang Dae, minister of State Security, Pak Su Il, minister of Public Security, and U Sang Chol, director of the Central Public Prosecutors Office. Also attending it were commanding officials and security officers of security organs at all levels including the Ministry of State Security and security organs in the armed forces sector. On hand as observers were officials in the judicial, prosecution and public security fields. An important letter from Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, to the participants in the 5th Conference of Security Officers was conveyed cordially. Ri Hi Yong, first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, made a report at the conference to be followed by speeches. The report and speeches presented successes and experience gained in the struggle to firmly defend the single-minded unity of the Party and the masses and wipe out the anti-socialist and non-socialist practices while crushing the enemies' vicious acts of hostility and their anti-DPRK smear campaign, regarding it as the foremost mission and most important revolutionary duty of the security organ to defend the Party's idea and authority in all aspects. They stressed the importance to firmly consolidate their units as fortresses for defending the leader, the revolution, the policy, the social system and the people, and to achieve a sure and clear improvement in their security work. During the conference, there were sectional training courses for the participants. A letter of pledge to the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was adopted.