8th Party Congress

8th Congress of WPK Comes to a Close

Amid the warm support and expectation of the whole Party members and other people across the country and service personnel of the People’s Army, the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea came to a close on January 12 after successfully finishing its discussion on the agenda items presented.

Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, took the rostrum of the Congress.

He made an important conclusion on the Eighth Party Congress.

He said the current Congress held for the eighth time in the history of the WPK brought up for earnest discussion the immediate plan of struggle to open up a new period of upsurge, a period of rapid changes in the revolution and construction and crucial issues arising in strengthening and developing the Party, and continued:

All the delegates and the whole Party members have assigned me to the supreme leadership of the dignified WPK again.

I take it the greatest honour, yet greatly obliged and heavy. I solemnly swear to exert myself to implement the programme of struggle presented by the Party Congress, deeply aware of the sacred mission that I represent the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and take charge of it, and work hard to serve the people with devotion as befitting their true and faithful servants, regarding our great people as the God of the destiny.

The respected Kim Jong Un made clear the main idea and spirit of the Eighth Party Congress and specially stressed that the whole Party should keep the three ideas–“believing in the people as in heaven”, “single-minded unity” and “self-reliance”–deeply again and hold them higher.

He said we should be ready for a more difficult drive for making a breakthrough head-on in order to achieve a new victory in the socialist cause and make a great progress. He ardently called upon all to wage a more vigorous struggle for the brilliant realization of the programme of struggle presented by the Eighth Party Congress, for the strengthening and development of the glorious WPK and the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche and for our great people.

When he finished the conclusion, all the participants expressed full support and approval to the important conclusion with enthusiastic cheers and applause.

The Congress got to the procedures for adopting a decision on the first agenda item “Review of the Work of the Central Committee of the WPK”.

The Congress deliberated the creative and constructive opinions put together by the committee for mapping out a draft decision through the sectional consultative meetings and decided to reflect them on its decision.

The delegates unanimously recognized the decision which reflected the scientific, realistic and dynamic goals and tasks corresponding to the demand of the developing revolution.

The Eighth Congress of the WPK solemnly adopted with a unanimous approval the decision on the first agenda item “On Carrying through the Tasks Outlined in the Report on the Work of the Seventh Central Committee of the WPK”.

General Secretary Kim Jong Un made a closing address of the Eighth Congress of the WPK.

He highly appreciated that through the Eighth Party Congress, the unity and revolutionary zeal have been powerfully demonstrated once again, which are peculiar to our Party and people firmly united with one idea and purpose and making a constant advance and leap forward toward new goals of struggle despite the manifold challenges and trials. He sent warm thanks to the entire Party members and other people and service personnel of the People’s Army who have maintained high tension for the successful Party Congress and displayed infinite devotion and revolutionary spirit.

He said the decision of the Party Congress is the strategy and tactics of our Party to achieve a new victory in the building of the Korean-style socialism and a pledge made by the WPK before the revolution and the people; at the same time, it is the supreme order given by our great people to the Party Central Committee. He earnestly said that our Party members and delegates should approach the decision of the Party Congress with such noble viewpoint and accept it heavily and honourably.

The respected Kim Jong Un declared the Eighth Congress of the WPK closed, expressing the belief that the strategy of struggle and policies presented by the Congress would be implemented with success and an epochal progress be made in the building of the Korean-style socialism thanks to the high militancy, unity, extraordinary patriotic enthusiasm and indefatigable efforts of the Party organizations and members and all other people and service personnel of the People’s Army.

The song “Internationale” was solemnly played.

When the Congress was over, all the participants raised stormy cheers toward Kim Jong Un, the great head of the dignified WPK and outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, representing their pledge of loyalty and firm will.

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