The 19th 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.
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 and first vice-directors of departments of the WPK Central Committee.
Upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting discussed, as its first agenda item, the issue of successfully greeting the Eighth Congress of the Party by waging a dynamic 80-Day Campaign of the entire Party, the whole country and all the people.
A report on the first agenda item was made.
The report referred to the subjective and objective requirements for launching a fresh offensive under the current situation.
Today all the Party members and working people are dynamically waging the final all-out campaign to celebrate the 75th founding anniversary of the Party as a great festival of victors.
Now we are faced with a heavy and responsible task to grandly hold the celebrations for the 75th founding anniversary of the Party we have prepared with much effort and greet the Eighth Congress of the Party to be convened at the outset of the new year with proud labor successes.
We have only 80 odd days until the Eighth Congress of the Party to be etched as an important political event of epochal significance in the development of our Party and revolution.
We have performed historical feats with our costly efforts, boldly overcoming unprecedentedly grave trials and difficulties this year, but we should not rest on our laurels.
We still face the challenges that cannot be overlooked and there are many goals we have to attain within this year.
It is our Party’s consistent mode of struggle to bring about greater successes and miracles one after another through a determined successive offensive and usher in a new heyday of the revolution and it is our people’s proud tradition of struggle to write a history of great change and work eye-opening miracles by waging an all-out campaign for the great socialist construction ahead of Party Congress.
The meeting stressed that the remaining days till the Eighth Congress of the Party are the period of year-end struggle and also the last phase of carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development put forth at the Seventh Congress of the Party, so that the entire Party and the whole country should wage another all-out campaign.
The Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee made a responsible and crucial decision to wage a 80-day Campaign of the entire Party and the whole country so as to glorify the 75th founding anniversary of the Party as a great festival of victory and progress, proudly conclude this year’s struggle in elated spirit and greet the Eighth Congress of the Party with high political enthusiasm and labor feats.
The meeting clarified the main purpose of the campaign and the key principle to be preserved and the goals to be attained by every sector during the campaign before studying in depth the detailed orientation and ways to thoroughly implement them.
The Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee decided to advance a militant slogan and send a letter of the Party Central Committee to all Party organizations and members to encourage the entire Party, the whole country and all the people to turn out in the 80-Day Campaign.
The meeting, as its second agenda item, made a decision on conferring high military titles on leading officials of the Party and the army on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.
According to the joint decision of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, the title of the Marshal of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) was conferred on Ri Pyong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the KPA.
After informing the participants of the joint decision, the Supreme Leader congratulated the recipients, requesting them to live up to the deep trust and expectations of the Party and the people with great successes in their jobs.
The revolutionary steps discussed at the meeting marked an important turning point in accelerating the revolution and construction at a higher stage of development, as required by the prevailing situation.