6th Session of 14th SPA of DPRK held

The Sixth Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall between February 6 and 7.

Present there were deputies to the SPA. Also on hand as observers were officials of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Standing Committee of the SPA, the Cabinet, armed forces organs, ministries and national agencies, chairpersons of the city and county people’s committees and officials of the provincial-level institutions.

The rostrum was taken by Choe Ryong Hae, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and First Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the SPA of the DPRK, and Kim Tok Hun, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission and Premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK.

It was also taken by senior officials of the Party and the government, leading officials of the armed forces organs, vice-chairpersons and the Secretary General and members of the Standing Committee of the SPA and Vice-Chairman of the SPA.

Choe Ryong Hae, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the SPA, made an opening address.

The session decided on its agenda items.

First, On the Work of the Cabinet of the DPRK in Juche 110 (2021) and Its Tasks for Juche 111 (2022)

Second, On the Results of the Implementation of the State Budget of the DPRK for Juche 110 (2021) and Its State Budget for Juche 111 (2022)

Third, On Adopting the DPRK Law on Childcare

Fourth, On Adopting the DPRK Law on Protecting the Rights and Interests of the Overseas Compatriots

A report on the first agenda item was made by Deputy Kim Tok Hun, Premier of the Cabinet, and a report on the second agenda item by Deputy Ko Jong Bom, Minister of Finance.

Then, there were speeches.

The speakers expressed full support and approval to the reports on the work of the Cabinet and on the state budget presented for deliberation, saying they correctly summed up the first-year work of implementing the five-year plan for national economic development and clearly presented the tasks of the Cabinet for this year and properly compiled the state budget to successfully carry out the important tasks set forth by the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee.

They strictly analyzed and summed up the successes, experiences, shortcomings and lessons in last year’s struggle and presented realistic and methodological issues to develop the work of their sectors and units in conformity with the political requirements.

The session adopted the decision of the SPA of the DPRK “On Approving the Report on the Work of the Cabinet of the DPRK and the Results of the Implementation of the State Budget for Juche 110 (2021)” and the decree of the SPA of the DPRK “On the State Budget of the DPRK for Juche 111 (2022)”.

Deputy Kang Yun Sok, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the SPA, made reports on the third and fourth agenda items.

He explained the draft laws concerned chapter by chapter, saying the law on childcare and the law on protecting the rights and interests of the overseas compatriots legalize the plan and intention of the WPK on bringing up the children, the future of the country, healthily and protecting and ensuring the democratic national rights and interests of the overseas compatriots.

The Standing Committee of the SPA, according to Article 95 of the Socialist Constitution, brought up for discussion in the SPA the drafts of the DPRK Law on Childcare and the DPRK Law on Protecting the Rights and Interests of the Overseas Compatriots.

The deputies to the SPA held a workshop and consultative meeting on the draft laws brought up for deliberation.
The SPA recognized that the opinions raised at the workshop and consultative meeting are of decisive significance in firmly guaranteeing the implementation of the Party policies by law and decided to represent them in the relevant provisions of the draft laws.

There were speeches on the third and fourth agenda items.

The speakers stressed that the new laws will legally consolidate the issues arising in thoroughly applying the childcare policy of the WPK and its Juche-oriented idea on the overseas compatriots’ movement in line with the realistic demand and thus provide a powerful legal guarantee to achieve a fresh victory of the socialist construction.

The decrees of the SPA of the DPRK “On Adopting the DPRK Law on Childcare” and “On Adopting the DPRK Law on Protecting the Rights and Interests of the Overseas Compatriots” were adopted with unanimous approval at the session.

Choe Ryong Hae made a closing address.

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