The UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA) issued the following statement on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea(WPK);
The WPK was founded on 10th October 1945 by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Its foundation was the culmination of years of hard struggle by the Korean revolutionaries led by general Kim Il Sung. With the foundation of the WPK the Korean people came to have a guide and organiser.
The WPK , under the guidance of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, led many decades of socialist construction .Under the guidance of the WPK, a people's government was successfully established in the DPRK with the aim to provide the people with an independent and creative life. After the liberation of Korea in August 1945, major democratic reforms including agrarian reform and nationalization of major industries were carried out smoothly.
The WPK carried a unique Korean style socialist revolution based on the Juche Idea creating an advanced socialist system in the DPRK .It also put forth a line of building an independent national economy and wisely led the work for its realization, thus turning the DPRK into a powerful socialist industrial state.
The WPK is a true party of the people that pursues people-orientated policies.It became the motherly party taking care of the lives of the people ensuring that they had an equally happy life. Free medical and free education were introduced in the DPRK under the leadership of the WPK guided by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. The WPK is a true people's party with members from all walks of life. The WPK resolutely rejected bureaucracy and mixed with the masses.
The WPK always maintained purity in ideology, upholding the socialist Red flag and never wavered from the path of true revolution. Both the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and comrade Kim Jong Il ensured that the WPK maintain independence and always stuck to the road of socialism no matter how difficult the circumstances Their behests are carried out by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , the great successor and leader of true genius .
The Workers' Party of Korea has been a great contribution to world peace and to the struggle for independence and liberation throughout the world.
The WPK has succcessfully held its 7th Congress on a grand scale and the Korean people are rushing forward under the banner of the self-development first idea to implement its decisions and build a thriving socialist country. The WPK will win final victory under the leadership of great
respected chairman KIM JONG UN.