The respected Comrade
Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, and members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee. Also on hand as observers were officials of the departments of the Party Central Committee and leading officials of the ministries, national agencies, provincial-level guidance organs, cities, counties and major industrial establishments.
The meeting presidium was formed with members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK authorized
The plenary meeting presented the following agenda items.
1. On Summing Up the Implementation of Major Party and State Policies for 2022 and the Plan of Work for 2023
2. Organizational Issue
3. On the Results of the Implementation of the State Budget for 2022 and the State Budget for 2023
4. On Strengthening the Party Guidance to the Revolutionary Schools
5. On the Five-Point Line of Party Building in the New Era
The plenary meeting passed the agenda items presented with unanimous approval.
The plenary meeting discussed the first agenda item "On Summing Up the Implementation of Major Party and State Policies for 2022 and the Plan of Work for 2023".
In the report he estimated the achievements made in 2022 by the Party and the people that have continued to make powerful development even in the arduous struggle in firm unity.
He also said remarkable successes and progress were made in the activities of the WPK and in strengthening itself.
The report made an analysis of the dramatic changes made in the strengthening of the national defence capability and the struggle against the enemy.
It reviewed the tangible achievements made in the economic construction and the cultural construction.
He called for making an all-out dash for attaining the goals and carrying out new prospective tasks this year by doubling the fighting spirit of 2022, making 2023 a year of great change which will be clearly recorded in the course of development of the DPRK.
The report defined 2023 needing higher goals and huge tasks to carry out the five-year plan for national economic development as a year of big stride in the national economic development and a year of hitting the targets of key importance in boosting the production, fulfilling the strategy of readjustment and reinforcement and improving the people's living. It set forth the main task of the economic work to finish the plan of readjustment and reinforcement decided by the Party Congress in the main while revitalizing the production in all the fields and units.
The report set the economic indexes and 12 major goals to be attained in all sectors of the national economy in the new year as main targets and indicated the ways to hit them in detail. It underscored the need to put the main stress of operation and guidance on orienting the plan for 2023 to implementing the medium- and long-term strategy of the economic development.
The report raised the substantial change in the people's living as a political task our Party attaches the greatest importance to and promotes with much effort and presented specific tasks and ways to be thoroughly prioritized in the agricultural sector.
It touched on having a correct understanding of the importance of science and technology, the motive power for developing the national economy and improving the people's living, and thoroughly maintaining the Party's principle of attaching importance to science and technology and giving priority to them. It also clarified the innovative orientation to develop the science and technology of the country onto a new high stage.
The report dealt with the principles and ways to expand the successes and experiences made in all fields of building the socialist culture including education and public health in the course of struggle in 2022 and overcome the deviations.
The report made clear the crucial political decision on putting spurs to the strengthening of the self-reliant defence capability on the basis of an analysis of the present situation of the inter-Korean relations and the external challenges seriously threatening the regional peace and security.
Emphasizing the importance of strengthening the nuclear forces, the report said: Our nuclear forces regard it as their first duty to deter a war and defend peace and stability. But they will perform their second mission in case of failure in containment. The second mission is surely something other, not defence.
The report presented a task to develop another intercontinental ballistic missile system whose basic mission is a prompt ability of nuclear counterattack according to the strategy and attempt of the WPK and the DPRK government for strengthening the nuclear forces to firmly defend the absolute dignity, sovereignty and right to existence of the DPRK.
Now the south Korean puppets are undoubtedly our clear enemy as they label our state the "principal enemy" and openly talk about "war preparations". The present situation emphasizes the importance and necessity of the mass-production of tactical nuclear weapons and calls for increasing the quantity of nuclear bombs of the country at an exponential rate, the report said and clarified the 2023 revolutionary strategy for development of the nuclear forces and national defence with it as the main direction.
It said the National Aerospace Development Administration will push ahead with the preparations for the reconnaissance satellite and carrier-projectile under way at the final stage and thus launch the first military satellite of the DPRK in the shortest time.
The report put forward an important task to strengthen the politico-ideological, military and technological might of the People's Army, the driving force of propelling the national defence capability.
The report highly appreciated the devotion and merits of the workers, scientists and officials in the field of munitions industry who have wonderfully carried out the tasks of major national defence policy presented by the Party through the super-tension struggle for production and scientific research throughout the year. And it presented the targets for development and production of arms and equipment to be hit in the new year.
The report made clear the main tasks for the field of affairs toward south Korea and the external sector on the basis of an analysis of the external circumstances of the Korean revolution.
It also clarified specific orientation to cope with the United States and the enemy on going over to an actual action of making our physical strength more reliable and certain on the principle of struggle against the enemy like strength for strength and frontal outcome. It gave a warning to those countries which started to usurp the sacred dignity and sovereignty of our state, chiming in with the alliance strategy of the United States.
In the report
He wound up his three-day report by ardently calling for powerfully demonstrating all over the world how the WPK responsible for the destiny of the country and people would overcome the difficulties and achieve a greater victory in the New Year's struggle.
All the participants expressed support and approval to his report.
The meeting listened to the proposal of Premier Kim Tok Hun on some issues arising in improving and strengthening the whole of the state affairs including the economy and there were speeches and written speeches of leading officials in different sectors.
There were two-day sectional study and discussion to map out thorough and correct plans for carrying out the huge tasks for 2023 in a scientific and detailed way on the basis of the idea and spirit of the important report of
Senior officials of the Party and the government guided the sectional study and and discussion.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee made a final deliberation of the opinions on the draft resolution, examined the deliberation on the state budget for the New Year and discussed an issue on taking crucial measures to develop major fields of the national economy.
The plenary meeting adopted the resolution on the first agenda item with unanimous approval.
It discussed an organizational issue as its second agenda item.
Members and alternate members of the Central Committee of the WPK were recalled and by-elected.
Members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK were recalled and by-elected.
A Secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK was discharged and by-elected.
A Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK was recalled and by-elected.
A Vice-Chairman of the Central Inspection Commission of the WPK was recalled and by-elected.
Department Directors and First Deputy Department Director of the Central Committee of the WPK were discharged and appointed.
Chief Secretaries of the Provincial Party Committees were discharged and appointed.
Senior officials of the government organs were discharged and appointed.
Some commanding officers of the armed forces organs were discharged and appointed.
Discussing the third agenda item, the plenary meeting made a final deliberation on the results of the implementation of the state budget for 2022 and the state budget for 2023 raised by the group of deliberating on the state budget after examination and approved its presentation to the Eighth Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly.
The plenary meeting discussed the fourth agenda item "On Strengthening the Party Guidance to the Revolutionary Schools" and carried the decision concerned with unanimous approval.
It discussed the fifth agenda item "On the Five-Point Line of Party Building in the New Era".
He said that if the five-point direction based on the theory of party building in the new era is confirmed as the WPK's line of party building, the WPK will be able to perform its sacred mission and responsibility for the people forever while consistently maintaining and strengthening its character and nature. And he courteously proposed the plenary meeting that the direction of party building in the new era representing the will of the whole Party be officially adopted as the line of the Party.
The decision on adopting the five-point orientation based on the original party-building idea and theory of
He declared the plenary meeting closed, expressing the firm belief that the decisions of the plenary meeting will be implemented properly and conducive to making practical changes thanks to the high loyalty to the Party, revolutionary character and devotion of the entire participants and the new heyday of development of the Party and revolution be infinitely ushered in.