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Post-Party Cell Conference Meetings Held

A loyalty meeting of participants of the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons on December 26, 2017 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

A loyalty meeting of participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons was held in Pyongyang on December 26 (Tuesday).  Attending the meeting, in addition to the conference participants, were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission [SAC] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] and WPK Vice Chairmen and Members of the WPK Executive Policy Council Pak Kwang Ho [Pak Kwang-ho], Kim Phyong Hae [Kim P’yo’ng-hae], Thae Jong Su [T’ae Cho’ng-su], O Su Yong [O Su-yo’ng], An Jong Su [An Cho’ng-su], Pak Thae Song [Pak T’ae-so’ng], Choe Hwi [Ch’oe Hwi] and Pak Thae Dok [Pak T’ae-dok].

A letter pledging loyalty to Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was read at the meeting.  The letter that the Jong Un’s main speech at the conference “is the great program which indicated the path for putting the Party cell work at present on a fresh stage and strengthening the leadership and military efficiency of the Party in every way.”  The conference participants will “make all the Party cells loyal cells and vanguard ranks for the implementation of the Party’s policies as intended by the Supreme Leader.”  The letter expressed the “will to make all the Party cells the society for rallying comrades fully prepared with the spirit of defending the leader unto death in the era of Kim Jong Un and cells of genuine comrades and comrades-in-arms of the Supreme Leader throwing in their lot with the Party in any storms and tempests.”

Participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons pledge their loyalty to Kim Jong Un on December 26, 2017 (Photo: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

The letter stated that party cells and their chairpersons “will become citadel stones firmly upholding the bulwark of single-minded unity, the strongest weapon of the Korean revolution by thoroughly embodying Chuch’e-oriented outlook on the people” and that “they will become absolute protectors and active agitators, and strictly implement the Party’s policies and thus smash all despicable sanctions and pressure of all hues of enemies and become scouts in implementing the Party’s policies and the first standard-bearers of self-reliance making a breach for carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development.  All Party cell chairpersons will become core elements of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, strong ones who overcome difficulties in the spirit of the blizzards of Mt. Paektu and able ones of self-reliance creating things out of nothing.”

(Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Post-conference workshops were held during December 25 (Monday) and December 26 (Tuesday).  The workshops “comprehensively dealt with the issues and ways of arising in deeply grasping the main spirit of the 5th Conference of the WPK Cell Chairpersons and strengthening the leadership ability and working efficiency of the Party by enhancing the function and role of the Party cells.”  Workshop speakers underscored the “need to turn all Party cells into the loyal ones remaining true to the idea and leadership of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.”  The speakers called “on the Party cells to further intensify the work for establishing the Party’s unified leadership system, as required by the developing revolution” and said that “the organization and guidance over the Party life of its members should be improved decisively to make the Party cells military organizations with unabated vigor.”

Workshop speakers also said that “all Party cells should successfully carry out their roles as the vanguard ranks for implementing the Party’s policies” and that “it is necessary for them to properly conduct the work with the masses to make sure that the Party and the masses are linked with blood ties.”  The speakers also “underscore the need for all the Party cell chairpersons to further the strengthen the Party into the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and fulfill their honorable duty and task as the revolutionary standard-bearers in the struggle to implement the tasks advanced at the Seventh Congress of the WPK.”




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