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Third Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea

The Third Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea took place from June 15 to 18, 2021. Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, conducted and presided over the plenary meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

The General Secretary highly appreciated the positive achievements which have been made in Party and state work and the revolutionary zeal of the people which has been boosted so far since the whole Party confirmed and started carrying out the first-year plan for implementing the decisions of the Party Congress.
Noting that it is high time to give full play to the indomitable revolutionary spirit and the fighting traits of self-reliance and fortitude, the vital power peculiar to the Korean revolution, the General Secretary said that it is the main purpose of convening the plenary meeting to take thorough measures for fulfilling this year’s results without fail and provide a firm guarantee for carrying out the five-year plan.

Finishing the concluding speech on the first agenda item, he stressed that all the sectors and units should be fully aware of their sacred responsibility and duty before the Party and revolution and make redoubled efforts to successfully attain the fighting goals for this year.

The meeting discussed as its second agenda item the issue of directing all efforts to farming this year and as the third agenda item the issue of getting thoroughly prepared for the emergency infectious disease prevention situation assuming a protracted nature.

There were panel study and consultative meetings in the plenary meeting. And the meeting adopted with unanimous approval a resolution reflecting additional measures for thoroughly carrying out major state policy tasks for this year and a resolution on unconditionally fulfilling the grain production plan by concentrating efforts of the entire Party, the whole army and all the people on the farming for this year.

It discussed the analysis of the present international situation and the WPK’s direction to cope with it as the fourth agenda item.

The General Secretary outlined and assessed major changes taking place recently on the international political arena and the external environment of the Korean revolution.

Clarifying the foreign policy stand and principles of the WPK and the DPRK government concerning the important international and regional matters and stressing the need to further enhance the strategic position and active role of the state and create favourable external climate proactively, the General Secretary called for sharply and promptly reacting to and coping with the fast-changing ituation and concentrating efforts on taking stable control of the situation on the Korean peninsula.

The fifth agenda item of the plenary meeting was the issue to be settled before anything else in order to stabilize and improve the people’s living under the present situation.

The General Secretary said the idea of devoted service for the people’s wellbeing which is set forth as the sacred one by the Party is the practical guideline and standard of behaviour for bearing the responsibility for their lives and livelihood with all dedication to their interests in practice and upholding the people with unconditional service.

He noted that the Party should go deep among the people despite hardships, become their trusty mainstay, always find itself near them to share joy and sorrow with them and devote its all to the people’s wellbeing.

He said that it is the main point of the plenary meeting to take decisive enforcement measures for immediately solving the urgent matters which attract the deepest interest of the people and to which they look forward, issuing a special order that he personally inked with his sincerity to make even a small contribution to stabilizing the people’s living.

Discussed at the meeting as the sixth agenda item was the issue of improving and bolstering the Party’s childcare policy.

The General Secretary stressed that there is no more important revolutionary work than the work of bringing up children, the future of the country, to be strong and sound and that it is the most important policy and supreme cherished desire of the Party and state to provide more improved conditions for bringing them up even by investing a huge sum of money.

He called for establishing it as a Party’s policy to supply all children across the country with nourishing food including dairy products at state expense and set forth detailed tasks and ways for realizing it.

His suggestion was discussed with strong impulse and excitement and a relevant resolution was adopted with full support and unanimous approval.
The plenary meeting reviewed the organizational and ideological life of members of the Party central leadership body in the first half of the year 2021 as the seventh agenda item.

The General Secretary stressed the need for the members of the Party central leadership body to draw a serious lesson from defects revealed in the first half of the year, bear deep in mind once again the ideals of “The people are God”, single-hearted unity and self-reliance set forth at the Party Congress with the plenary meeting as an occasion and redouble their efforts with higher awareness to faithfully discharge their responsibilities.

Saying that those who should take the lead in making the Party fulfil its duty as the militant General Staff of the revolution and a party serving the people are the members of the Party central leadership body, he earnestly called on them to devote all their wisdom and passion to carrying out the major policy tasks discussed and decided on at the plenum without an inch of deflection.

The meeting discussed the organizational issue as the eighth agenda item.
The General Secretary concluded the plenary meeting.

The General Secretary solemnly swore on behalf of the Party Central Committee that the WPK would surely break through the present difficulties lying in the way of the revolution in the indomitable fighting spirit and remain loyal to the revolutionary ideas and cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il to the end without the slightest change of mind even if it may be confronted with more trying ordeals in the future.

All the participants in the plenary meeting, extending boundless gratitude to the General Secretary who provided immortal guidelines and a powerful practical weapon for vigorously leading socialism to progress and development with his extraordinary wisdom, insight, constant thinking and devotion and instilled firm confidence and unbounded inspiring power in all the Party members and other people, broke into stormy applause and enthusiastic cheers.