Friday, May 30, 2014

On June 15, 2000, the North-South Joint Declaration, regarded by the Korean people as a milestone for their reunification, was made public in Pyongyang, DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).
Nearly 15 years have passed since then. However, the ideal of By Our Nation Itself, the fundamental spirit of the joint declaration, has been an unchangeable banner of Korea’s reunification.
The ideal is run through with the thoroughgoing spirit of independence.
As is generally known, Korea was divided not by any internal contradiction within the Korean nation, but was enforced by foreign forces.
Having occupied south Korea under the guise of “liberator” after World War II, the US has ceaselessly strengthened its military rule over south Korea with an ambition to dominate the whole of Korea and the rest of the Asian Continent. Outwardly it has pretended to be interested in the reunification issue of the Korean nation, but has not wished them to take the road of reconciliation, unity and reunification and laid one obstacle after another on the road of their reunification movement. This has created serious challenges for Korea’s reunification and forced its people to suffer the tragedy of national division.
The history of national division spanning nearly 70 years vividly shows that the independent development and reunification of the Korean nation cannot be realized without putting an end to domination and interference by foreign forces.
The reunification question of the country must be solved by the efforts of the Korean people, its masters, and in accordance with their opinion and demand. In other words, it is a question related with the right to national self-determination. There is no reason for outside forces to interfere with it. This is just the raison d’etre of the ideal of By Our Nation Itself.
The ideal which embodies the thoroughgoing spirit of independence of the nation is most reasonable and righteous in view of the situation on the Korean peninsula divided by outside forces and of the essential nature of the issue of re-linking the bloodline of the nation.
The ideal reflects the Korean nation’s will to defend peace.
All the Korean people are desirous of putting an end at the earliest date to the sharp military confrontation for several decades between the north and the south and of achieving peace and reunification.
However, owing to the active participation by the south Korean authorities in the tenacious isolate-and-stifle policy and military threat of the US against the DPRK, military confrontation and tension, instead of peace and stability, constantly prevail on the Korean peninsula. In January this year the DPRK National Defence Commission made crucial proposals to the south Korean authorities on adopting practical measures to cease extensively all military hostilities against the other side. Nevertheless, the US and south Korea further increased the tension in the region by conducting large-scale Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises from the end of February.
Had the south Korean authorities not followed outside forces who are intent to do harm to their fellow countrymen and had they rejected the joint military exercises with the US and not allowed their land, sky and sea to be turned into venues of war games by US troops, in other words, had they respected the ideal of By Our Nation Itself, the situation on the Korean peninsula would not have faced such a crisis as it is today.
Peace and security on the Korean peninsula is linked to peace and security in the world. If another war breaks out on the Korean peninsula, it will inevitably be developed into a thermonuclear war mankind have never experienced. It will spill over into the wide areas of the world imposing great losses and calamities upon mankind. The US will never be safe either.
The ideal of By Our Nation Itself also reflects the spirit of great national unity.
The eye-opening and impressive events that took place on the Korean peninsula after the publication of the June 15 Joint Declaration eloquently prove that reunification of Korea can be fully achieved only when the whole nation is united.
The railways and roads were re-linked and the air and sea routes opened between the north and the south of Korea, making breakthroughs in the walls of division. Inter-Korean high-level political and military negotiations and over 20 rounds of ministerial-level talks discussed matters of common interest of the nation to reach agreement. An industrial park was established in Kaesong situated near the Military Demarcation Line as a symbol of economic cooperation and exchange between the two sides. A tourist route to Mt. Kumgang, a world-famous mountain in the north, was opened for south Koreans.
Reunion of separated families and their relatives in the north and the south took place on several occasions. Joint entrance of the players from the north and south in international matches flying the flag of reunification and joint cheering by people from both sides touched the heartstrings of the world people. The world realized the Korean people are of one blood with one language and culture and it must be reunified.
The demonstration of great national unity by the north and the south of Korea, which had been hostile to and confronted to each other for over half a century is the fruition of the ideal of By Our Nation Itself advanced by the June 15 Joint Declaration.
The international society wishes the north and the south of Korea to be faithful to the last to this ideal, the major spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
On the way of defending and achieving this ideal lie the reunification and common prosperity of the Korean nation and peace and security of the region and the rest of the world.

Most recently, China’s People’s Daily described Japan, a defeated nation in the Second World War, as “a criminal on parole.” If Japan honestly repents of its past crime, it will be given time to reform itself, but if not, the duration of parole will be infinite, it added.
Germany and Japan started the Second World War inflicting immeasurable misery and distress on mankind. After their defeat in the war, they committed themselves never to repeat their past crimes before the international community.
However, what they did after the war was quite different.
Germany enacted the federal law on compensation for victims by Nazis and pledged before the international community that it would make reparation for not only those who had been killed in the war but also those who had suffered mental and material losses.
Since the early days after the war, it has made systematic reparations for war-damaged countries, organizations and persons: then in 2000 it founded the “Memory, Responsibility & Future” Fund and, in cooperation with international NGOs, paid by 2006 4 337 billion euros to 1.6 million people from over 100 countries, who were forced to labour during the war.
Afterwards, it has made the Ministry of Foreign Affairs report to the Parliament on the fund’s work every year, and thus continued the compensation without letup. By 2010 it paid all compensation for forced labourers under Nazi regime during the Second World War.
Maintaining a hard-line stance towards the moves of neo-Nazis who are inspiring the Nazi ideology, the German government ensures that the rising generation and people of the country are always mindful of its sinful past.
But, what is the stance of Japan?
In retrospect, Japanese imperialism reduced many women of different countries into sex slaves, massacred innocent people and plundered a lot of wealth. According to Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun, the compensation money Asian countries claimed from Japan amounted to 19 300 billion yen and the amount would be increased.
Japan, however, does not so much as admit its past crimes. The ruling forces of Japan avail themselves of every opportunity to embellish its acts of aggression and war, saying that the war was a righteous war for protecting and liberating Asians from Whites’ aggression and rule.
The Japanese weekly Asia Journal, deploring the Japanese authorities’ persistence in denying the criminal past, commented:
Japanese are a brazen-faced nation in the world that is most reluctant to make sincere apology.
 “Repeated Crimes of Reported Criminals” Must Be Prevented
After the Second World War, Japan, ascribing its defeat in the war to its weak power, has put it forward as its political target and strategic line to become a military giant and made efforts to build up its Self-Defence Forces strong enough for overseas aggression.
Entering the 1990s, it ranked second in the world in military expenditure and has maintained the place since.
Today, its Maritime Self-Defence Force is next to the United States in combat efficiency—the second place in the world rankings—and is now in pursuance of the “ocean attack” strategy. It is in world’s top ranking in its antisubmarine and minesweeping capacity and the combat efficiency of its conventional submarines; main warships develop further into large-scale, attack-oriented and IT-based ones; and helicopter carriers are being built.
What causes greater anxiety is that Japanese politics go Rightist and militarist.
Japanese political figures are inspiring society with enthusiasm for visiting Yasukuni Shrine which houses the name tablets of Tojo Hideki and other war criminals, regarding the visit as an important political issue. Their effort to put the shrine visit on a duty-bound and regular basis is aimed at implanting into the Japanese people, especially young people, a sense of pride in Japan’s past aggressive history, revenge for the defeat in the war and its long-cherished ambition for domination over Asia and thus laying out ideological and spiritual bases for achieving militarist purpose.
Clamouring that making a final settlement of postwar politics was Japan’s national policy, they have made desperate attempts to demolish all the legal and institutional provisions that are hindering their militarist overseas aggression.
The House of Representatives of Japan adopted three laws relating to contingency in May 2003, which justify the participation by Japanese SDF in war of overseas aggression and stipulate mobilization of civilians to war effort. In fact, the laws and the past Japan’s “Law on National Mobilization” have much in common. After all, provisions for no-war resolution in Article 9 of the “pacific constitution” have become null and void and Japan could have been provided with a legal basis of becoming a war state.
Its current ruler is clamouring for doing away with the postwar system and revising “pacific constitution” and making a headlong rush towards the justification of Japan’s overseas aggression.
That Japan is now coveting a permanent membership of UN Security Council is inconceivable apart from its wild ambition for militarization. If Japan wins the membership, it will be provided with a foothold for building a military giant and securing overseas expansion.
The international community must keep a watchful eye on Japan, “a criminal on parole,” and never allow it to repeat crimes.
Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Taegwan Glass Factory.
He looked round the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the factory.
He said the Taegwan Glass Factory is the factory honored with the visit paid by leader Kim Jong Il and the one always in his mind.
He highly appreciated the feats performed by the workers of the factory, recalling that they have upheld the party's policy with shining successes in production for the past more than three decades.
He learned about the performance of the optical measuring instruments newly produced by the factory.
Seeing the instruments working, he said they were very excellent and they were impeccable in any aspect.
He went round the newly built plating production process of the factory.
Watching with deep attention the automatic plating on computerized four assembly lines, he was pleased that the workers were completely freed from harmful labor and they were doing a cheerful work.
He gave the factory an instruction on putting all production processes from designing to processing and assembling on an automatic basis by focusing sustained efforts on the technological updating of all production processes just as it did the plating process.
Underscoring the need to successfully build a hostel and dinning hall so that the workers may work and lead a cultural and emotional life without any inconvenience, he took a benevolent measure.
He watched a performance given by the itinerant art squad of the factory.
He praised it for giving a truthful and appealing performance representing the feelings of the workers of the factory before having a photo taken with the performers.
He expressed expectation and belief that the party members and other workers of the factory would achieve bigger successes in the development of Juche-oriented and modern new products and production.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Jang Jong Nam, Pyon In Son, Yun Tong Hyon, Pak Jong Chon and Hong Yong Chil.

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- The chief of security officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Panmunjom gave the following answer to the question raised by the newspaper Joson Inmingun as regards the fact that the U.S. forces side is perpetrating acts signaling sinister provocations against the DPRK in Panmunjom where forces of the two sides are standing in acute confrontation:
As recognized by public at home and abroad, Panmunjom is a sensitive area where the two sides are leveling guns at each other.
So, any slightest accidental mistake and undesirable behavior may lead to a catastrophic military clash any moment in the area of Panmunjom with a military demarcation line in between.
Nevertheless, the U.S. forces side has resorted to sinister provocative acts getting on the nerves of the DPRK recently in such an acute area. For example, servicemen of the U.S. forces unilaterally read out "notices" over a loudspeaker from the military demarcation line under various pretexts. They stealthily left there enveloped letters with dishonest contents like thieves before disappearing. They also staged such a clumsy farce as waving what they called "letters of invitation" after opening the northern door of the former conference room of the "Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission", regardless of the time though they have been totally rejected by the KPA side.
They have gone the lengths of staging such a charade as openly displaying the flag of Italy recently in the wake of the display of those of Norway and Denmark on a photo board for flags of states which participated in the Korean war at the former conference room of the "Military Armistice Commission" although they didn't participate in the war.
It is an ulterior aim sought by the U.S. forces side to deceive the world public by creating through such a ridiculous farce the impression that the "UN Command" and the armistice mechanism are still functioning and to invent a pretext for hurling a single more countries into the Korean front in contingency.
What merits a more serious attention is that the U.S. forces side is conducting surveillance and espionage against the DPRK side after setting up a huge steel-made watchtower on a ridge in the area of the conference room at Panmunjom.
The DPRK side has called the tower project into question since the U.S. forces side began it and urged the latter to properly clarify the purpose and scale of the project and warned against any act disturbing the security order.
At that time, the U.S. forces side repeatedly claimed that it was entirely for "guard in the area of Panmunjom".
However, it has ‘undisguisedly’ perpetrated acts of spying on the depth of the DPRK far beyond the boundary of Panmunjom by using a vertical elevator installed in the 3-layer tower and various kinds of surveillance and eavesdropping equipment there.
The DPRK can never overlook such ill-boding moves of the U.S. army as they are becoming ever more undisguised since Obama let loose invectives inciting confrontation with the DPRK during his visit to south Korea.
The sentinels of the KPA in Panmunjom reliably standing guard over the outpost of the country are closely following with high vigilance such provocative moves of the U.S. forces side and keeping themselves fully combat-ready to counter them.
The U.S. forces side should stop their rash acts, thinking twice about the serious consequences to be entailed by its hostile acts.
We solemnly demand the U.S. forces side stop at once all the hostile acts seriously rattling the nerves of the other side and straining the situation in Panmunjom.
The combatants of the KPA in Panmunjom will never pardon any slightest provocation by the U.S. forces side in the sensitive area of Panmunjom.
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), gave field guidance to the machine plant managed by Ho Chol Yong.
Kim Jong Un said he always remembered the words of leader Kim Jong Il that he was encouraged when visiting the plant, adding that always in his mind were the workers there who devotedly upheld the party by increasing production with the faith that it was honor for them to share joy, sorrow and ordeal with Kim Jong Il.
He went round the newly built science and technology disseminating room.
He noted with pleasure that to establish the study-while-working educational system was the issue stressed by President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il all the time and it became possible for the plant to carry out their behests by building the disseminating room.
Going round the general assembly shop and other places of the plant, he learned in detail about the mechanism, performance and technical specification of the modern machines manufactured by the plant.
He noted the plant manufactured a modern machine suited to the actual conditions of the country and the users would like such type machines that could prove very effective in reality.
He stressed the need for the plant to dynamically push forward the updating of the production processes and for the relevant units to provide cooperative products to it in good time in order to mass-produce Korean-style modern machines.
He had a photo taken with the labor innovators who made a contribution to the production of the Juche-oriented machine.
After learning about the supply service for the employees of the plant, he called for more successfully operating the Kangsong Service Complex and putting the production at the newly built green house without a heating system and mushroom farm on a normal footing so that its workers may substantially benefit from them. He, at the same time, underlined the need to simultaneously press ahead with the updating of the production processes and the work to improve supply service.
He visited the women anti-aircraft machine gunners' company of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards of the plant.
He went round the monument to the field guidance given by Kim Jong Il erected to convey long the immortal exploit he performed by guiding the firepower training of the company in June of 2008. Then he proceeded to its education room, bed rooms and other places, paying deep attention to their living.
He said the company built well its barracks and kept them neat and tidy as required by the Songun era and they look as nice as those of the companies of the KPA which he highly appreciated when visiting its units.
He gave precious instructions which would serve as guidelines for bolstering up the militia defence force including the matters arising in equipping commanding officers and members of the company with spirit of defending the country and heightening the combat readiness.
He spared time to watch a performance given by the art group of the company.
He was greatly pleased to watch the performance, saying it was a successful one which truthfully represented their ardent patriotism and love for the plant and revolutionary optimism, a flawless one in ideological and artistic values and a presentation which clearly proved the validity of the party's policy for developing mass culture and arts.
He said that the commanding officers and members of the company were very good in their ideological and moral qualities, expressing expectation and belief that they would pool efforts and build up their company better as a model unit of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and thus reliably carry out the Songun revolutionary cause. Then he had a photo taken with them.
He was accompanied by Yun Tong Hyon, Hong Yong Chil and Ma Won Chun.

Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to the Ryongmun Liquor Factory.
Commanding a bird's-eye view of the production buildings and compound nestled in a valley surrounded by high mountains with a broad smile on his face, Kim Jong Un said the longer he watched them, the more clean and neat they looked. He added he might rest assured of the quality of foodstuff when he looked at them only from outside as the face is the index of the heart.
Recalling the Ryongmun Liquor Factory was built on the personal initiative of leader Kim Jong Il who instructed the KPA to build and operate a modern liquor factory conducive to the development of the nation's food industry, he proposed erecting in the compound of the factory a mosaic depicting Kim Jong Il looking at foodstuff and personally chose its site.
Kim Jong Un went round various places of the factory including the process for filtering water, liquor production and packing processes and a depot to learn in detail about production and modernization.
He said: "I am pleased to see the factory filtering spring water well before using it for liquor production to thoroughly ensure the quality of liquor as it remains unchanged in all seasons in terms of quantity and physical and chemical properties".
Watching piles of products at the liquor depot, he said such a fantastic scene would have been unthinkable without keeping the production going at a high rate.
At the room for the display of products, he saw an analysis diagram estimating the quality of Ryongmun liquor in comparison with other liquor before acquainting himself with the alcoholic strength, volume and quality of various liquor products of the factory.
Looking at the brand of Ryongmun liquor, he was pleased that the factory excellently designed it to meet the flavor and taste of the Korean people as he had stressed the importance of successfully designing it during his visit to the factory last year.
He instructed the factory not to rest content with the successes already made but to develop the Ryongmun liquor as a famous one representing the DPRK by realizing the automation of production processes at a higher level and further improving the quality of products.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA Col. General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, and Han Kwang Sang, department director of the Central Committee of the WPK.
RodongSinmun Thursday carried "Let Us Hold Great Comrade Kim Jong Il in High Esteem as General Secretary of Our Party Forever and Successfully Accomplish the Revolutionary Cause of Juche", a talk the dear respected Kim Jong Un had with leading officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on April 6.
In the talk Kim Jong Un said that the Fourth Conference of the WPK is to be held amid great expectation and concern of the people at home and abroad in the run-up to the significant Day of the Sun marking the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong Un called for making the Conference serve as a turning point in providing an important landmark in upholding leader Kim Jong Il as eternal leader of the WPK together with Kim Il Sung and successfully realizing their ideas and cause.
 He stressed the need to hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem as general secretary of the WPK forever.
Doing so is a principled requirement for holding fast to his idea and line and victoriously advancing our revolutionary cause, Kim Jong Un noted, adding:
 This is by no means a symbolic meaning. This means invariably having Kim Jong Il at the post of general secretary of the WPK and carrying out the party building and activities in line his idea and intention.
 The idea and line of Kim Jong Il serve as eternal guidelines of our party and revolution and an ever-victorious banner whose validity and vitality have been proven in the revolutionary practice. The victorious advance and completion of our revolutionary cause is unthinkable without his idea and line.
Only when Kim Jong Il is held in high esteem as general secretary of the WPK forever, will it be possible to dynamically advance the revolution and construction and successfully accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche as in the past.
At the Party Conference we are going to declare internally and externally that the WPK is the glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un said, adding:
The WPK is the party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as it holds them in high esteem as eternal leaders.
 The guiding idea of the WPK is the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
The Workers' Party of Korea is a glorious party that has Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as its guiding idea and struggles for their realization.
To model the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the supreme programme of the WPK. This is a revolutionary succession to the modeling of the whole society on Kimilsungism and represents its development to a new higher stage.
We should wage a more dynamic struggle to model the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism just as we waged a strenuous struggle under the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il, regarding the modeling of the whole society on Kimilsungism as the party's supreme programme.
 No matter what difficult and huge revolutionary duty we may face, we are sure to triumph as there are outstanding leaders, eternal sun of Juche, the invincible WPK, the people intensely loyal to the party and the leader as well as the strong revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu.
 We should hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the eternal leader of our party and people and glorify his revolutionary career and undying revolutionary feats for all ages.
 Kim Jong Il was a great leader, matchless patriot and kind-hearted leader of the people, the leader who devoted his all to the prosperity of the country and the happiness of its people with absolute loyalty to the President and warm love for the country and its people.
 His life was the most brilliant life of a peerlessly great man who performed undying feats for the party, the revolution, the country and the people true to the noble intention of the President.
 We should carry out all work for holding Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages and perpetuating the memory of the leader with pure conscience and moral obligation.
 To develop the WPK into the eternal party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il means holding fast to Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the guiding idea of the WPK and conducting the party building and activities just as was thought and intended by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
 What is important for strengthening the WPK as the eternal party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il is to more thoroughly establish the party's monolithic leadership system.
 All the party members, servicepersons of the People's Army and other people should uphold the party's ideology and leadership with faith and conscience, rally as firm as an iron wall around the Party Central Committee in thinking and purpose and sense of moral obligation and share their destiny with the party in good or grim days.
 We should strengthen the single-minded unity of the WPK and the revolutionary ranks in every way and thoroughly defend it.
 Single-minded unity is the most valuable revolutionary legacy bequeathed to us by Kim Jong Il and mainstay of the Korean revolution. The single-minded unity in which the leader, the party and the masses are united on the basis of great idea, warm loving care and feelings is the greatest treasure more valuable than hundreds of millions of tons of gold.
 It is essential to deeply respect the people, prioritize their interests and look after their life as their real mothers would do.
 Believing in the people as in Heaven was the maxim of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. True to their noble intention all the work should be conducted with priority given to the demands and interests of the people while boundlessly respecting them.
It is necessary to make the noble and beautiful traits of helping and leading each other forward pervade the whole country and thus make society a great harmonious family in which all its members are united in single mind.
 Kim Jong Un said:
The heroic deeds performed by Pak Thae Son, former miner of the Kumgol Mine, by laying down his valuable life for the collective and comrades and by Ri Chang Son who was a farmer of the Ohyon Co-op Farm of Yonan County are beautiful deeds which can be found only among the people in our era who were raised by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. They set examples for everybody to follow.
 Songun represents our independence, dignity and life. A country with weak military might can not defend its sovereignty and right to existence but will become plaything and fall victim to the imperialists in the long run. This is a hard fact. So we should consistently hold fast to the work of bolstering the military might.
 The might of Songun represents the might of the People's Army and what is essential in strengthening the military might is to strengthen the People's Army.
 The People's Army should become standard-bearers and a shock brigade not only in defending the country but in carrying out the party's plan for building a thriving nation as the driving force of the revolution. It should also become pace-setters in creating and disseminating Songun culture in the new century.
 The traits of attaching importance to military affairs should be established throughout society and an all-people, nationwide defence system should be consolidated to turn the whole country into an impregnable fortress.
We should bring about a decisive turn in improving the standard of people's living and building an economic power.
We should put forward the people who have trusted in and followed the party only as the happiest people in the world by making the precious assets, which Kim Jong Il provided with much effort, pay off. This was his ardent wish and is the firm determination and will of our party.
 We should wage an unflinching offensive in response to the flames of Hamnam and rapidly develop vanguard economic sectors and basic industrial fields and thus lay a firm foundation for the economic development and increase production in all domains of the national economy.
 Priority should be given to power, coal and metal industries and railway transport. Only then will it be possible to reenergize the national economy and stabilize and improve the people's living standard.
 We should build a knowledge-based economic power in response to the flames of the industrial revolution in the new century.
 We should struggle with a high aim and ideal as intended by Kim Jong Il who used to instruct to look at the world with one's feet planted on one's own land, and thus beat the world in all aspects. In the spirit of exploration and creation displayed by workers in Ryonha who brought about drastic progress in CNC machine tools production, a drive should be waged to push back the frontiers of the latest science and technology to put the country's overall technological equipment on the level of world standard and improve the economic structure to meet the requirements of the era of the knowledge-based economy.
 Efforts should be given to land management to turn the country into a land of bliss.
 Kim Jong Un called for focusing all the issues arising in the economy on the Cabinet and establishing strict discipline and order of solving them under the unified command of the Cabinet.
Being the headquarters responsible for the country's economy, the Cabinet should set a goal and work out strategy for economic development on a scientific and realistic basis under a long-term plan and push forward on its own initiative the work to control, guide and manage overall economic affairs in a unified manner.
 All fields and units should solve all the problems related to the economic undertakings under a full agreement with the Cabinet and thoroughly carry out the Cabinet's decisions and instructions for carrying out the party's economic policy.
 Steady revolutionary turn should be effected in all the fields of the cultural construction including education, public health, literature and arts and sports and efforts should be made to glorify our country as a developed and highly civilized socialist country.
State investment in the education should be increased and modernization of the education be realized. The level of the secondary general education should be drastically raised and university education be strengthened to bring up talented world-level scientists and technicians who would be responsible for the drive for building a thriving socialist nation.
 It is necessary to give full play to the advantages of socialist healthcare system and create and disseminate more masterpieces of the times. Sports should be popularized to make the hot sports wind sweep across the country.
We should make the people create the noble and highly civilized socialist culture as well as enjoy them, thereby injecting vitality and enthusiasm into the whole society.
 In order to bring about a decisive turn in building a thriving socialist nation just as was intended and desired by Kim Jong Il it is necessary to increase the function and role of the party organizations before anything else and officials should fulfill their responsibilities and roles as commanding members of the revolution.
The officials should become true and able persons like Kim Chaek who successfully carried out any tasks, upholding Kim Il Sung. They should stand in the van of the ranks, become scouts blazing a trail and play the role of a locomotive in leading the masses in the field.
 Officials exist for the people, not vice versa.
The officials should learn from Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's view on the people and share weal and woe with them while sharing meal with them, and work harder and harder for them.
We should accomplish the historic cause of national reunification true to the life-long intention and behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
We should conduct positive external activities and contribute to the cause of global independence true to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's strategy and plan for external activities.
Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are always with us and encourage us. We should bear this in mind and work with redoubled efforts and successfully materialize their plan and desire and thus glorify the new century of the Juche revolution as a century of victory and glory.