National Meeting Held to Mark 50th Anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s Start of Work at C.C., WPK

A national meeting took place in Pyongyang on June 18 to mark the 50th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

Present there was Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.

Also present were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju and Hwang Pyong So and other senior officials of the party, state and army, chairperson of a friendly party, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, and officials of the organs and industrial establishments, labor innovators and other people here.

Present there on invitation were foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of international bodies here and military attaches of foreign embassies here.

Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, made a report at the meeting.

He said:

“The 50th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s start of his work at the Party Central Committee marks an important occasion in eternally glorifying his feats performed in the party building and a great auspicious event demonstrating the immortality of the harmonious whole of him and the Korean people and a bright prospect of the WPK.

He was the peerless elder statesman and distinguished leader who created the longest and glorious history of the leadership over the socialist ruling party in the modern history.

From the very day he began leading the party work, he made sure that the party regarded it as the basic principle of the party building to establish the ideological system of the leader and his leadership system throughout the party, thus firmly ensuring the purity of the party ranks and their unity in thought and purpose based on the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung.

In the whole period of steering the revolution he made the WPK thoroughly apply the leadership principle and method of Juche and consistently adhere to the revolutionary and militant mode of work.

He led the party building, party activities, revolution and construction in a far-sighted manner, always foreseeing the future of revolution.

Outstanding statesman and Songun brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu, he worked heart and soul to provide a powerful political and military guarantee for the victory of the revolution in the whole period of his leadership over the party.

He led the WPK to take Songun as its lifeline and that of the revolution and firmly orient the party work to implementing the Songun revolutionary line, thus consolidating the defense capability of the country as firm as a rock.

He perfectly settled the issue of succession to the leadership decisive of the future destiny of the revolution, thereby providing a basic guarantee for strengthening the party and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, and opening a bright future of the country and the nation.

His idea and exploits performed in the party building are now being successfully carried forward and developed by Marshal Kim Jong Un.”

The reporter called for doing the party building and activities according to the idea and intention of Kim Jong Il and most thoroughly and perfectly implement his behests, taking hold on great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the guiding idea of the party.

He concluded:

“We will resolutely shatter the vicious moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad for confrontation and certainly achieve the historic cause of national reunification with the concerted efforts of the whole nation under the unfurled banner of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.

The DPRK will expand external relations of the country, defend peace in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world and positively contribute to accomplishing the human cause of independence in the idea of independence, peace and friendship.”