Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
A central report meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on February 15 (Monday) to commemorate the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).
Among those attending the meeting from the platform were Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), VMar Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Kim Ki Nam (WPK Secretary and Director of the Propaganda and Agitation), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Secretary for Science and Education), General Pak Yong Sik (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), General Ri Myong Su (Chief of the KPA General Staff), Yang Hyong Sop (Vice President of the SPA Presidum), General Kim Won Hong (Minister of State Security), VMar Ri Yong Mu (Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC]), General O Kuk Ryol (Vice Chairman of the NDC), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Secretary and Director of Planning and Finance), O Su Yong (WPK Secretary of Light Industry), Kim Yong Chol (WPK Secretary and Director of the United Front Department), Kim P’yo’ng-hae (WPK Secretary and Director of the Cadres’ Affairs Department), Ro Tu Chol (Chairman of the State Planning Commission and DPRK Vice Premier), Jo Yon Jun (Senior Deputy Director of the WPK Organization Guidance Department), Kim Yong Dae (Chairman of the Korean Social Democratic Party Central Committee), General Yun Jong Rin (Director of the Guard Command), Jo Chun Ryong (Chairman of the Second Economy Commission [Second Economic Committee]), Col. Gen. Yun Tong Hyon (Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), Lt. Gen. Ryom Chol Song (deputy director of the KPA General Political Department and head of the KPA General Propaganda Department), Kim Jong Sun (Chairwoman of the Korean Democratic Women’s Union Central Committee), Jon Yong Nam (Chairman of the Kim Il Sung Youth League Central Committee), Jang Chol (President of the State Academy of Sciences) along with other senior DPRK leadership overseas Korean delegation representatives and senior National Aerospace Development Agency personnel involved in the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 launch.
Also in attendance were personnel who participated in the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4, foreign diplomats stationed in the DPRK, members of DPRK friendship organizations, invited foreign guests, people give awards or who interacted with KJI and various DPRK citizens.
Kim Ki Nam presided over the meeting. Kim Yong Nam delivered the meeting report.
According to KCNA, the report said:
The birth of Kim Jong Il as the Shining Star of Mt. Paektu meant a great fortune for Korea as it provided a bright future for the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e, and marked a worldwide event which promised a rosy future of the cause of human independence.
Kim Jong Il was a legendary great man and the eternal leader of revolution as he performed the greatest feats to shine long in the annals of the country despite the most arduous ordeals in history during the whole period of his revolutionary life.
He comprehensively reviewed the 100-year history of thought of the preceding working class and made a scientific clarification of the profundity, originality and great role of the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) in bringing about changes and thus made the Chuch’e idea throw its rays as the guiding idea in the era of independence.
He developed in depth the President’s idea of attaching importance to arms into the So’ngun (military-first) revolutionary idea and So’ngun (military-first) political theory and put forward the theory of building a thriving socialist nation.
He gave encyclopedic answers to the theoretical and practical issues raised by the times, revolution and history, remarkably developing and enriching the treasured house of the Chuch’e idea and indicating the road of accomplishing the cause of the Korean revolution and the cause of global independence.
He developed the Workers’ Party of Korea, state and army into the ones of the President.
He successfully carried forward the President’s idea of attaching importance to youth and built the young people as the heroes of the times and the reliable reserves of the party and thus made the DPRK demonstrate its might as the youth power without an equal in the world.
He built the DPRK into a matchless military power. This is the eternal feat he performed for the country and revolution.
He ushered in a new era of the country’s prosperity unprecedented in the national history spanning five thousand years with a grand plan to build the DPRK into the most dignified and rich and powerful socialist nation in the world.
The historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration were provided and an epochal phase of the movement for national reunification advancing in the idea of By Our Nation Itself was opened thanks to his So’ngun (military-first) politics of love for the country, nation and people.
He developed the foreign relations of the country onto a new high stage under the uplifted banner of independence, peace and friendship and thereby consolidated the international position of So’ngun (military-first) Korea and made a great contribution to accomplishing the cause of human independence.
He successfully settled the issue of succession to the leadership for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e as required by the times and desired by the people. This is the greatest feat he performed for the party and revolution, the country and its people.
Let all the service personnel and people to bring about new great changes in all fields of the revolution and construction and bring earlier the building of a thriving socialist nation, true to the lifelong intention and desire of Kim Jong Il.
His revolutionary career and feats will throw their rays forever and the DPRK will turn into the best country to fully demonstrate its dignity and might as Marshal Kim Jong Un is standing at the helm of the So’ngun (military-first) revolution.