Oct. 8, 2017
The Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place in the capital city of Pyongyang on Oct. 7, Juche 106 (2017).
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), guided the meeting.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.
Present as observers were leading officials of the WPK Central Committee and ministries, national institutions and provinces, cities and counties and officials of major industrial establishments.
The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:
1. On some immediate tasks to cope with the prevailing situation
2. Organizational matter
The first agenda was discussed.
Chairman Kim Jong Un made a report on the first agenda.
In his report he made an analysis of the complicated international situation prevailing around the DPRK and the important matters arising therefrom and mentioned the orientation of our Party's immediate activities and economic development to cope with the prevailing situation and set forth the strategic tasks and ways for its materialization.
He referred to the fact that the U.S. imperialists are making last-ditch efforts to completely stifle the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the DPRK by cooking up UNSC "sanctions resolutions" one after another with mobilization of their vassal forces.
He solemnly declared: The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are a precious fruition borne by its people's bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists. And they are powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia and reliably guaranteeing the Korean nation's sovereignty and rights to existence and development and a treasured sword of justice to remove the nuclear clouds of tyranny bringing a horrible disaster to mankind and make it possible for the people to lead an independent and happy life under the clear and blue sky.
He noted with appreciation that the country's science and technology have developed by leaps and bounds and the national economy has grown on their strength this year, despite the escalating sanctions of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces.
This year's struggle for implementing the decision of the Seventh WPK Congress gave valuable experience that we can readily blaze our path as long as there are perfect independent economic structure of the country and its solid foundations no matter what sanctions the enemies may impose, he said.
The Chairman affirmed that the prevailing situation and the reality shows that our Party was absolutely right when it dynamically advanced along the socialist road of Juche, holding fast to the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force and that our Party should invariably keep to this road in the future, too.
Clarifying the Party's principled stand and revolutionary strategy to put an end to the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail and threat and pave a broad avenue to the building of a socialist economic power by further enhancing the might of the self-supporting national economy, he stressed the need to further strengthen the power of the country under the unfurled banner of independence and self-reliance and thus decisively frustrate the reckless nuclear war provocation and sinister sanctions and pressure of the enemies.
Stating that the WPK will victoriously conclude the standoff with the U.S., which has lasted century after century, and bring earlier the victory in the socialist cause by giving full play to its correct leadership ability, the Chairman set forth the orientation and tasks for bringing the revolutionary struggle to a new great upsurge.
He emphasized the need to further cement the might of single-minded unity between the Party and the masses.
The single-minded unity is the cornerstone for existence of our Party and State and the most powerful weapon of the Korean revolution, he said, adding that it is important to direct and submit all activities of the Party and the State to strengthening the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks and steadily make the revolutionary climate of devotedly serving the people prevail throughout the Party.
He stressed the need to continue thoroughly implementing the Party's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts so as to successfully accomplish the great historic cause of building the state nuclear force.
He also called for effecting fresh upswing in the building of a socialist economic power with the great spirit of self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force and by dint of science and technology.
The main key to foiling the extremely vicious sanctions and pressure of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces and turning misfortune into a blessing is just self-reliance and the sci-tech strength, he said, underscoring the need to strengthen the independence and Juche character of the national economy in every way.
Saying that unyielding efforts should be made to develop the country's economy into an independent economy relying on its own efforts, technology and resources under the line of making the national economy Juche-based and the slogan of self-reliance and thus the process of overcoming today's difficulty should be made an opportunity to bring a decisive turn in building a self-supporting economic power, he mentioned detailed tasks facing the economic sections.
Noting that science and technology are an engine steering the building of a powerful socialist country, he stressed the need for all sectors and units to thoroughly implement the Party's economic policy by giving definite priority to science and technology and enlisting the energy and wisdom of their sci-tech forces and producers.
He said that the Cabinet and all the economic guidance organs should conduct well operations and command to strictly implement the revolutionary responding strategy.
He set it as an important way to enhance the militant function and role of the Party organizations at all levels in every way in order to realize the Party's revolutionary line and strategy.
The whole Party should pay efforts to strengthening the primary party committees and party cells and thus make all the basic party organizations move in a militant and viable manner at all times under the unified leadership of the Party Central Committee and wage a dynamic drive to carry out the Party's line and policies, he said.
The present situation is stern and we are faced with ordeals but our Party always remains confident and will firmly adhere to the independent line and open the ever-victorious road despite any upheaval as it enjoys absolute support and trust from the entire army and all the people, he stressed.
Our cause is invincible as long as there are the solid self-supporting economic foundation laid by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, a large contingent of scientists trained by our Party, the army and people armed with the revolutionary spirit of our Party and the tradition of self-reliance, he said, calling for dynamically struggling for the final victory of the revolution, more closely united around the Party Central Committee.
A decision on the first agenda was adopted at the plenary meeting.
Discussed there was an organizational matter, the second agenda.
Recall and by-election of members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee were held.
Pak Kwang Ho, Pak Thae Song, Thae Jong Su, An Jong Su and Ri Yong Ho were elected members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy.
Choe Hwi, Pak Thae Dok, Kim Yo Jong and Jong Kyong Thaek were elected alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy.
Vice-Chairmen of the Party Central Committee were relieved of their posts and elected.
Pak Kwang Ho, Pak Thae Song, Thae Jong Su, Pak Thae Dok, An Jong Su and Choe Hwi were elected vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee,
Recall and by-election of members of the Party Central Military Commission were held.
Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol, Jong Kyong Thaek and Jang Kil Song were elected members of the Party Central Military Commission to fill the vacancy.
Recall and by-election of members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee were held.
Kim Pyong Ho, Kim Myong Sik, Kim Jong Sik and Choe Tu Yong were elected members of the Party Central Committee from alternate members to fill the vacancy and Ri Ju O, Jon Kwang Ho, Ko In Ho, Choe Tong Myong, Ryang Won Ho, Kim Kwang Hyok, Hong Yong Chil, Kim Myong Gil, Kim Tu Il, Ryang Jong Hun, Ri Hi Yong and Ho Chol Ryong were elected members of the Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy.
Sing Ryong Man, Yu Jin, Sin Yong Chol, Jang Kil Song, Ju Song Nam, Rim Kwang Ung, Jang Ryong Sik, Kim Yong Ho, Hyon Song Wol, Ma Won Chun, Ryom Chol Su, Song Chun Sop, Jang Jun Sang, Kim Yong Jae, Kim Chun Do, Kim Chang Gwang, Kim Yong Gyu, Jo Jun Mo, Sin Yong Chol, Kim Chang Yop, Jang Chun Sil, Pak Chol Min, Pak Mun Ho, Choe Sung Ryong, Choe Rak Hyon, Ho Pong Il, Kim Kwang Yong and Son Thae Chol were elected alternate members of the Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy.
Directors of some departments of the Party Central Committee and the editor-in-chief of the Rodong Sinmun were appointed.
Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Kwang Ho, Thae Jong Su, Kim Yong Su, Ryang Won Ho, Ju Yong Sik and Sin Ryong Man were appointed as department directors of the Party Central Committee.
Kim Pyong Ho was appointed as editor-in-chief of the Rodong Sinmun.
Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Party Central Committee was relieved of his post and elected.
Jo Yon Jun was elected chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Party Central Committee.
Chairmen of the provincial committees of the WPK were appointed.
Kim Tu Il was appointed as chairman of the South Phyongan Provincial Committee, Ryang Jong Hun as chairman of the North Hwanghae Provincial Committee and Ri Hi Yong as chairman of the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee.
The 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK held under the guidance of Chairman Kim Jong Un will mark an epochal occasion in hastening the final victory in the building of a socialist power and the revolutionary cause of Juche by dynamically arousing the whole Party, the entire army and all the people to the general offensive to implement the decision of the Party Seventh Congress under the unfurled banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.