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Second Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un delivers the report of the WPK Central Committee during the second day of the 7th Party Congress at April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang on May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

Kim Jong Un delivers the report of the WPK Central Committee during the second day of the 7th Party Congress at April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang on May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the first day of the 7th Party Congress on May 6

The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] continued into its second day with the reading of the WPK Central Committee’s report to the congress.

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 7th Party Congress’ second day along with members of the Party Congress Presidium and Party Congress Secretariat, and delegates and observers to the Party Congress.  Among those on the platform during the second day were: Kim Yong Nam (Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President), Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong Hae (WPK Secretary for Workers’ and Social Organizations), General Pak Yong Sik (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), Vice Marshal Ri Myong Su (Chief of the KPA General Staff), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Secretary for Science and Education and SPA Chairman), Kim Ki Nam (WPK Secretary for and Director of Propaganda and Agitation), Yang Hyong Sop (SPA Presidium Vice President, Presidium [standing committee] Member of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland and Vice Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea), Vice Marshal Ri Yong Mu (Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission), General O Kuk Ryol (Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission), General Kim Won Hong (Minister of State Security), General Choe Pu Il (Minister of People’s Security), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Secretary for and Director of Planning and Finance), Kim P’yo’ng Hae (WPK Secretary for and Director of Cadres’ Affairs), O Su Yong (WPK Secretary for Light Industry), Kim Yong Chol (WPK Secretary for and Director of the United Front and the DPRK’s chief intelligence official), Ro Tu Chol (DPRK Vice Premier and State Planning Commission Chairman), Jo Yon Jun (Senior Deputy Director of the WPK Organization Guidance Department), other current and former senior cadres and functionaries of the WPK, KPA, internal security services and the DPRK Government, the chief secretaries of WPK provincial committees and directors and senior deputy directors of WPK Departments.

Kim Jong Un confers with WPK Organization Guidance Department Deputy Director Jo Yong Won during the second day of the 7th Party Congress as General Ri Myong Su delivers a speech (Photo: Korean Central TV).

Kim Jong Un confers with WPK Organization Guidance Department Deputy Director Jo Yong Won during the second day of the 7th Party Congress as General Ri Myong Su delivers a speech (Photo: Korean Central TV).

View of the 7th Party Congress platform during the second day of the Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

View of the 7th Party Congress platform during the second day of the Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

The second day of the 7th Party Congress was taken up by the continuation of the Jong Un reading the WPK Central Committee report.  After Kim Jong Un finished reading the report, speeches were made by Kim Ki Nam (WPK Secretary for and Director of Propaganda and Agitation), General Ri Myong Su (Chief of the KPA General Staff), Jo Yon Jun (Senior Deputy Director of the WPK Organization Guidance Department), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier) and other Party Congress delegates supported Jong Un’s report.

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Photos: Rodong Sinmun-KCNA

According to KCNA the speakers “extended the noblest tribute to Comrade Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Comrade Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il),who founded and built the WPK and the highest glory to Kim Jong Un who is ushering in a great heyday in strengthening the WPK.”  The speakers stressed that the report “serves as a proud review of the proud victory won by the WPK and the Korean people in the revolution and construction under the banner of great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism in the period under review and as an encyclopedia political program giving a perfect solution to all problems arising in strengthening the WPK, building a thriving socialist nation and accomplishing national reunification and the cause of global independence.”

Overview of the venue of the 7th Party Congress during its second day, May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

Overview of the venue of the 7th Party Congress during its second day, May 7, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

Views of 7th Party Congress participants during the second day of the congress on May 8. 2016 (Photos: Rodong Sinmun-KCNA).

Views of 7th Party Congress participants during the second day of the congress on May 8. 2016 (Photos: Rodong Sinmun-KCNA).

WPK Secretary and Director of Propaganda and Agitation (publicity and information) Kim Ki Nam addresses the second day of the 7th Party Congress on May 8, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

WPK Secretary and Director of Propaganda and Agitation (publicity and information) Kim Ki Nam addresses the second day of the 7th Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

Chief of the KPA General Staff Vice Marshal Ri Myong Su speaks during the second day of the 7th Party Congress on May 8, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

Chief of the KPA General Staff Vice Marshal Ri Myong Su speaks during the second day of the 7th Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

The second day Party Congress speakers emphasized that “the report serves as an important program that clearly indicates the way for stepping up the drive for modeling the entire party and the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilsm by more thoroughly establishing the monolithic leadership system of the Party as required by the period of leap forward in the efforts to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e.  The WPK founded by President Kim Il Sung and guided by leader Kim Jong Il is now shedding its brighter rays as the Chuch’e-type revolutionary party boundlessly loyal to the idea and cause of the leader, invincible integral whole which firmly established the monolithic ideological and leadership system and a genuine motherly party that takes care of the destiny of the people in a responsible manner under the uplifted banner of the popular masses-first principle as it is holding Kim Jong Un in high esteem.  In recent years, a series of great world-startling events have taken place in the DPRK and the spirit of great leap forward and innovations of So’ngun (Military-first) Korea has been strikingly demonstrated despite the vicious moves of the US imperialists and other hostile forces to isolate and stifle the DPRK. This is a shining fruition of the efforts all Party members and other people have made to fully embody the indomitable offensive revolutionary idea of the Party and the spirit of the self-development-first principle.”

WPK Organization Guidance (organization leadership) Senior Deputy (1st vice) Director Jo Yon Jun speaks during the second day of the 7th Party Congress (Photo: Korean Central TV).

WPK Organization Guidance (organization leadership) Senior Deputy (1st vice) Director Jo Yon Jun speaks during the second day of the 7th Party Congress (Photo: Korean Central TV).

State Academy of Sciences President Jang Chol speaks at the 7th Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

State Academy of Sciences President Jang Chol speaks at the 7th Party Congress on May 7, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

The speakers “reiterated their will to absolutely trust and follow Kim Jong Un only, remaining single-mindedly united around him in any storm and stress, and to thoroughly carry out the tasks set forth by the congress, regarding it as their invariable faith to remain faithful to the Party and the leader.”

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