The 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) has opened in Pyongyang yesterday.
The congress of the WPK Central Committee has convened, the eighth of its kind in the sacred history of the WPK, in order to comprehensively and strictly review the work of the Party Central Committee, clearly reconfirm the exact orientation and duty in its struggle for winning a bigger victory in the socialist cause and take measures for substantial improvement, as required by the times witnessing a new upsurge and great turn in the development of the Korean revolution.
The convention of the 8th Congress of the Party, which will indicate the path to be followed by the Korean revolution in its fresh struggle, is an expression of our Party’s firm self-confidence to lead the socialist cause to a next-stage victory. It also serves as a political event of great significance to be etched in the glorious history of the WPK’s struggle.
In the period under review, the Party vigorously struggled for enhancing its leadership and fighting efficiency, realizing the great cause of building a prosperous country with strong army and more thoroughly applying the people-first principle to all fields of the revolution and construction, guided by great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
The Congress expected to discuss and decide on a fresh line of struggle and strategic and tactical policies for making a radical leap forward in the development of the Party and socialist construction on the basis of a scientific analysis of the trends of the developing revolution and the prevailing situations in existence.
Under the leadership of the Party Central Committee led by Kim Jong Un, the revolutionary nature of the WPK as the guiding force of the revolutionary cause of Juche has become purer, a new era of self-dependence and prosperity, a brilliant era of the our state-first principle, has been ushered in, and the dignity of our Republic, its international prestige and overall national power have been put on a remarkably high level in the period under review.
The people-first principle as its lifeblood and the brave spirit of Juche Korea advancing under the uplifted banner of self-reliance have been demonstrated to the world in the course of devotedly upholding the leadership of the Party Central Committee and standing and combating the unprecedentedly harsh trials and difficulties.
The congress was attended by the members of the leadership body of the 7th Party Central Committee and the delegates elected by the Party organizations at all levels.