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Second Session of 11th SPA of DPRK Held

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The Second Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. Present there were deputies to the SPA.
    Officials of the Party, military and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, and in the fields of science, education, culture and art, public health and the press were also present as observers.
    The platform was taken by senior officials of the Party, the state and the army.
    Chairman of the SPA Choe Thae Bok made an opening address.
    The following agenda items were discussed at the session:
    1. On the review of the work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 92 (2003) and its tasks for Juche 93 (2004)
    2. On the results of the fulfillment of the DPRK state budget for Juche 92 (2003) and the state budget for Juche 93 (2004)
    Deputy Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet, made a report on the first item of the agenda.
    Deputy Mun Il Bong, minister of Finance, delivered a report on the second item of the agenda.
    Speeches were made on the first and second agenda items.
    The speakers said that last year all the servicepersons of the People's Army and people under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea consolidated the state political system of Korean style as firm as a rock, resolutely met all the challenges of the imperialists and foiled their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK with arms in the Songun era, a treasured sword of ideology and the might of the single-hearted unity, powerfully demonstrating the dignity and might of the DPRK.
    They went on:
    Epochal steps for improving the economic management to meet the realistic requirements of the Songun era were taken to reenergize the economy of the country and further improve the standard of the people's living. And many monumental edifices of eternal value have been built and great progress has been made in gigantic nature-harnessing projects to give face-lifting to the land.
    The speakers expressed full support and approval of the reports, noting that the work of the Cabinet last year was correctly reviewed and the results of the fulfillment of the state budget for the same year properly summed up, clear-cut tasks for this year were set forth to increase the state economic potential in every way and improve the material and cultural living standards of the people by thoroughly implementing the line of economic construction in the Songun era and the state budget was drawn up correctly on the socialist principle and on the principle of ensuring profitability.
    They called for glorifying this year as a historic year of epochal significance in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche through a more dynamic drive to attain the high goal of building a great prosperous powerful nation on the three fronts of politics and ideology, anti-imperialism and military affairs and economy and science, rallied close around leader Kim Jong Il, under the slogan "Let's bring about the greatest prosperity of the country, true to the idea and cause of the great Comrade Kim Il Sung!" The decision of the SPA of the DPRK "On approving the report on the work of the Cabinet of the DPRK and the results of the fulfillment of the state budget for Juche 92 (2003)" and the law of the SPA of the DPRK "On the DPRK state budget for Juche 93 (2004)" were adopted with unanimous approval.
    Choe Thae Bok delivered a closing address.



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