From the Pyongyang Times
The Workers’ Party of Korea has been committed to the ideal of independence, peace and friendship taking it as the basis of its foreign policy for the past 75 years since its birth.
It has made strenuous efforts to accomplish the cause of global independence holding aloft the banner of socialism.
In the 1950s and the 1960s when modern revisionism emerged in the international communist movement to complicate the situation, the WPK adhered to the stand of independence which asserts that the revolution of each nation should be carried out by its party and people in an independent and creative way as it positively spurred the development of the international socialist movement.
Taking advantage of the collapse of socialism in several countries between the late 1980s and the early 1990s, the imperialists and renegades of socialism raised a clamour about the “end of socialism” and distorted and denied the socialist ideal. At that juncture, the WPK afforded the revolutionaries and progressive peoples of other countries aspiring after socialism a clear understanding of the validity and vitality of the Juche-oriented theory of socialism and instilled in them the strong confidence in the victory of the socialist cause.
In Pyongyang on April 20 1992, representatives of 70 political parties around the world including 48 party leaders adopted and made public the Pyongyang Declaration “Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism”, which served as a fighting programme for rebuilding socialism with the Juche idea as the guideline.
The WPK actively supported and encouraged foreign nations in their struggle against imperialism and hegemony-seeking.
The DPRK rendered disinterested internationalist assistance to the Cuban and Vietnamese peoples in their efforts to accomplish the cause of anti-imperialist independence and provided Egypt, Syria and other Arab nations fighting against the armed invasions by Israeli aggressors with material and military aids gratis.
The WPK paid special attention to the development of relations with developing countries.
The WPK defined the Non-Aligned Movement as a progressive movement reflecting the aspirations and demand common to the peoples of developing countries for defending their national independence against the imperialists’ domination and subjugation, predicting that it would be one of the great motive forces promoting the development of history in the 1960s, and conducted positive activities to make NAM hold fast to the idea and principles of anti-imperialist independence and achieve unity and cohesion.
It announced its willingness to make the DPRK become a full member of the NAM at the enlarged meeting of the Political Committee of its Central Committee in May 1974. After obtaining the full membership of the movement in August the following year, the DPRK sent its delegations and experts to many developing nations to help them build the economy and culture and develop medical services. In particular, it channelled big efforts into promoting mutual cooperation in agriculture, thus greatly contributing to laying material and technical foundations of their agriculture including irrigation projects and solving food and rural problems.
The WPK is now developing foreign relations in a proactive and multifaceted way in keeping with the developing reality.
It works hard to develop good relations with not only such socialist nations as China, Cuba, Vietnam and Laos but others that respect and are friendly to the DPRK.
The international community fully supports and approves the WPK’s positive efforts to achieve global independence and peace and promote friendship and unity between nations.
THE PYONGYANG TIMES