On the strength of single-hearted unity, self-reliance and self-development

The year Juche 106 (2017) was a year of heroic struggle and great victory, a year when the DPRK set up an indestructible milestone in the history of building a powerful socialist country with the spirit of self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, on the morning of the New Year’s Day, called on all the service personnel and people to march forward dynamically towards a bright future, holding high the splendid blueprint unfolded by the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea to develop the country into a powerful socialist nation, and led their general onward march for a great upsurge in the vanguard throughout the year.

Thanks to his strategic plan and seasoned leadership to build the strongest national defence capability for reliably safeguarding the destiny of the people and the country’s sovereignty, the historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces has been accomplished.

Several fields of the national economy, including metallurgical, chemical and machine-building industries, achieved eye-opening successes in the struggle for implementing the five-year strategy for national economic development. The goal for production of new-type tractors and trucks was attained creditably and an unusually rich fruit harvest reaped. Ryomyong Street, an integral whole of diversified and peculiar structures, was built in a short period of one year, strikingly demonstrating the invincible strength of socialist Korea dynamically advancing on the strength of self-reliance and self-development. The large-scale livestock farming base in the Sepho area was brought to completion. Such miraculous news was reported day after day, to the delight of the people.

The military parade and public procession of the Pyongyang citizens held in celebration of the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung fully displayed the inexhaustible national strength and the might of the single-hearted unity of Juche Korea which holds the outstanding leader in the highest esteem.

A country with small territory and population can possess the strongest power, if it is led by a peerlessly great man–this is the truth of history, which was witnessed again in 2017.

A great victory inspires one with confidence in the future and optimism about the future is more precious than millions of tons of gold.

The brilliant successes in 2017, which recorded heroic struggle and great victory, are greatly encouraging the Korean army and people who are all out in the revolutionary general offensive to win fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country.