He noted that in the period under review, a radical change was made in the world political structure and correlation of forces and the international circumstances of the Korean revolution remained very complicated.
The WPK has fully displayed the dignity of the country through principled and active external activities even under the grave circumstances and complicated international situation and consolidated the international position and influence of the DPRK.
It is the common desire of humankind and a historic task of the times to realize the global independence.
For global independence, it is important for each country and nation to maintain their sovereignty, holding aloft the banner of independence against imperialism.
The core of the struggle against imperialism is to frustrate the moves of the U.S. and its followers for aggression and war and defend the global peace and security.
Underscoring the need to conduct a vigorous struggle to get the aggressive military blocs, the root of military confrontation and war, dissolved and the military bases for aggression removed from other countries and thus build a new peaceful world, he continued:
All countries and nations aspiring after independence should never harbor any expectation and illusion about the imperialists' cunning double-dealing tactics and hypocritical "aid", but preserve the Juche character and national identity.
The progressive mankind of the world should vigorously struggle for international justice, irrespective of differences in political view, religious belief and economic and cultural development.
It is necessary to reject the imperialists' high-handed and arbitrary practices, double standards and injustice, aimed to violate the sovereignty and right to existence of other countries and nations, and struggle for impartiality in dealing with international issues such as anti-terrorism, dispute and environment.
A vigorous struggle should be waged to defend and victoriously advance the socialist cause.
The Non-aligned Movement should be developed.
Noting that independence, peace and friendship are the invariable foreign policy tenet of the WPK and the principled stand to be constantly maintained in the struggle for global independence, he said:
We will regard the idea of independence, peace and friendship as the invariable guiding principle of our external activities, develop the friendly and cooperative relations with other countries, which respect our sovereignty and remain friendly to us, and strive for regional peace and security and global independence.
The WPK and the DPRK government will take a beeline along the eternal course of independence, Songun and socialism, no matter how the situation and relationship among neighboring countries may change, and play a vanguard role as the defender of independence and justice in the struggle for global independence.
Since it retained the status of a full-fledged independent power, a nuclear power, the DPRK will develop its external relations in conformity with the status.
It is important to adhere to the revolutionary principle and the independent standpoint.
Our Party and the DPRK government will wage a vigorous struggle to radically put an end to the danger of nuclear war, imposed by the U.S., with powerful nuclear deterrence and defend the regional and global peace.
As a responsible nuclear weapons state, our Republic will not use a nuclear weapon unless its sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes, as it had already declared, and it will faithfully fulfill its obligation for non-proliferation and strive for the global denuclearization.
With great magnanimity, we will unite and cooperate with any country and nation aspiring after independence and justice, irrespective of differences in ideology and social system.
We will improve and normalize the relations with those which respect the sovereignty of the DPRK and are friendly towards it, though they had been hostile toward it in the past
The WPK will as ever get closely united with all countries and peoples defending independence and vigorously struggle for the victory in the cause of global independence under the uplifted banner of socialism, the banner of independence against imperialism,