The 18th meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on Sept. 29.
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, was present at the meeting.
Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were directors of departments of the WPK Central Committee, members of the state anti-epidemic field and others concerned.
Upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting pointed out some faults found in preventing the inroads of the malignant virus and had an in-depth study and discussion about the issues on further intensifying the state emergency anti-epidemic work.
A report on worldwide damage by COVID-19 was made at the meeting.
The meeting stressed the need to strictly guard against self-complacency, carelessness, irresponsibility and slackness in the anti-epidemic field and employ home-grown style and wisdom to further toughen anti-epidemic measures. It also called for successfully maintaining a steel-strong anti-epidemic system and order by revving up the mass-based anti-epidemic atmosphere and intensifying the all-people unity of voluntary action.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee examined the Party and state works, which have been conducted on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the Party, and the progress made in the campaign for recovery from natural disasters, before proposing, discussing and determining due organizational steps for ensuring their successful implementation.
The meeting also dealt with organizational matters.
The meeting, chaired by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, marked an important occasion in devotedly protecting the security of the country and the people and stabilizing and improving their living standard as it took practical measures to celebrate the 75th founding anniversary of the Party as a genuine and auspicious holiday of the people and successfully conclude the campaign this year, the last year of the 5-year strategy for national economic development, despite the unprecedented crisis and natural disasters.