KIM JONG UN
CONCLUDING SPEECH AT THE MARCH 2013 PLENARY MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE WORKERS’ PARTY OF KOREA
March 31, Juche 102 (2013)
This Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which has been convened at an important, historic time when our Party and revolution are marking a turning point in their development, has been held successfully amid the high political enthusiasm of all the participants.
The Plenary Meeting discussed and decided on the important issue of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution.
Along with this, the meeting discussed the matter of personnel affairs to be submitted to the Supreme People’s Assembly for deliberation and the issue of recalling and electing officials of the central leadership body of the Party.
This Plenary Meeting has established a new, historic milestone in safeguarding and adding lustre to the undying exploits the great President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il performed in building a nuclear power and in stepping up the building of a thriving socialist country.
In the belief that the meeting has conducted thorough and satisfactory discussions on the agenda items, I would like to stress some important problems in carrying out the Party’s strategic line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces.
First of all, we should have a correct understanding of the Party’s intention in putting forward this strategic line.
Our Party’s line is not a temporary countermeasure adopted to cope with the rapidly-changing situation, but a strategic line we should hold fast to permanently in view of the supreme interests of our revolution. It is also the absolutely right line that can ensure that our people enjoy all the benefits of nuclear power and socialism.
In advancing this line the Party’s intention is to make our possession of a self-defensive nuclear capability permanent against the reckless nuclear threat and aggressive moves by the imperialists and their vassal forces and, on the basis of this, achieve a decisive victory in building an economic giant.
All officials, Party members and other working people should be firmly convinced of the justness of our Party’s line and turn out as one in the effort to implement it, full of confidence in victory.
By concentrating all our efforts, we must bring about a decisive turn in building an economic giant.
The enemies are afraid of our satellite and nuclear weapons; what they fear even more is our acceleration of building an economic giant and improving the people’s standard of living to such a level that the people shout “Long live the Workers’ Party!” from the bottom of their hearts.
Now that our country has become a fully-fledged nuclear state, favourable conditions have been created for us to concentrate funds and labour on the campaign for economic construction and improving the people’s standard of living by relying on our powerful war deterrent.
In the effort to build an economic giant, we must gear all our work to making maximum and effective use of the foundations of the self-supporting economy laid by the Generalissimos so as to normalize production at a high level and fully satisfy the material and cultural needs of the people.
Officials, Party members and other working people must have firm confidence in victory and extraordinary determination in the face of the manifold hardships and trials, and wage a bold offensive, a decisive nationwide campaign, thus working miracles and innovations in all sectors of the national economy.
Ceaselessly strengthening our self-defence capabilities with the nuclear forces as the backbone is a sure guarantee for defending the rights of our nation to independence and existence and for achieving national prosperity.
So long as the imperialists persist with nuclear blackmail and threat of aggression, we can never weaken our nuclear armaments and must continue to develop the Juche-based atomic energy industry even as one generation is replaced by another and whatever the change in the situation.
Although our nuclear power is being further strengthened, the service personnel and other people should not rest on their laurels, but further prepare themselves politically and ideologically, and when the day of the life-and-death battle arrives, they must win final victory in the anti-US showdown on the strength of the great unity among them.
By enhancing their functions and role, Party organizations must dynamically enlist their members and other working people in implementing the Party’s line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces.
The main spirit of the current Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Party is that we must win final victory in the anti-US showdown and in building a thriving socialist country through resolute attack.
Party organizations must concentrate Party work on implementing the Party’s line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces and instill in their members and other working people the main spirit
of this Plenary Meeting. In this way, they can encourage all service personnel and other people to turn out as one and proudly take part in the anti-US showdown and build an economic giant by our own efforts before the eyes of the world.
Party organizations must train all their members to be staunch advocates of the Party’s policies and enthusiastic fighters who give their all to implementing the Party’s lines and policies.
However severe the situation may be and whatever difficulties we may encounter, we are afraid of nothing, and there is no fortress that we cannot conquer so long as we have the single-hearted unity of the army and the people rallied firmly around the Party and the absolutely correct line of our Party on simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces.
The world will clearly see how we smash the anti-DPRK schemes of the imperialists and their followers and build a thriving socialist country on this land.
The Party Central Committee firmly believes that all officials, Party members and other working people will demonstrate to the whole world once again the dignity and mettle of Songun Korea by upholding and striving hard to implement the Party’s line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces.