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National Meeting Marks Kim Jong Il's Start of Work at WPK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- A national meeting took place at the April 25 House of Culture here Friday to mark the 46th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Attending the meeting were senior party, army and state officials, officials of the party, armed forces and power bodies, public organizations and ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media and working people in the city.

Choe Thae Bok, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, in his report said that Kim Jong Il's start of work at the C.C., the WPK on June 19, Juche 53 (1964) with the iron will to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche generation after generation was a historic event of epochal significance in the development of the WPK and the revolution.

Kim Jong Il considered it as his lifelong task to strengthen the WPK as a party of President
Kim Il Sung from the very day he began his work at the C.C., the WPK and clarified the philosophical principle that a revolutionary party is, in essence, the party of the leader and a political organization tasked to materialize his idea and ensure his leadership and successfully applied it to the party construction and activities, he said, adding:

Thanks to the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il who has pursued benevolent politics of love and trust and an all-embracing politics in all fields, the WPK could lead the people to carve out their destiny, fully responsible for it, despite the world-wide great political upheaval, turn the whole society into a harmonious large family and steer the cause of socialist construction enjoying absolute support and trust of the popular masses.

Noting that it is the consistent principle Kim Jong Il has maintained in the whole course of leading the WPK for a revolutionary party to defend socialism and victoriously advance it by tightly holding arms, the reporter referred to the fact that he has firmly prepared the KPA as an army of the leader and the party and a-match-for-a hundred revolutionary army.

He went on:

The WPK led by Kim Jong Il has resolutely frustrated every political and military provocation of the separatist forces at home and abroad and firmly adhered to the line of independent reunification under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, milestones of national reunification. It also further raised the international authority and prestige of the country despite complicated world situation and extraordinarily boosted the international solidarity with the Korean revolution.

Kim Jong Il is a great symbol of the ever-victorious WPK and the destiny of the country and the nation.

We will consolidate in every way the military base of the country the core of which is the KPA by steadily giving priority to implementing the line of Songun revolution of the party in the future, too, and provide a firm military guarantee for the building of a thriving socialist nation and accomplishment of the cause of national reunification and the revolutionary cause of Juche.

The south Korean group of traitors is now getting frantic with its unprecedented conspiratorial moves to escalate confrontation with the DPRK after orchestrating the case of sinking of a warship of the puppet army in collusion with the U.S. imperialists. This has pushed the inter-Korean relations to a total collapse and created such tense situation on the Korean Peninsula that a war may break out right now.

If the U.S. and Japanese reactionaries and the puppet group of traitors finally ignite a war despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, all its servicepersons and people, their hearts burning with towering resentment and hatred, will courageously turn out in the just struggle to defend the country and deal merciless blows at any act for "punishment" and "retaliation" and "sanctions" encroaching upon its state interests, eradicate the root cause of aggression and war and surely build a reunified thriving nation on this land.

We will strengthen unity and solidarity with the progressives in the world, holding high the banner of independence, peace and friendship in the future, too, develop relations with those countries friendly to the DPRK and wage a dynamic struggle for stability on the Peninsula and global peace.

Having Kim Jong Il at the highest post of the WPK, it will always make victorious advance as a party of the President and a force steering the Songun revolutionary cause and its future will always be in safe hands, the reporter concluded.

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