The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea held an enlarged meeting in the headquarters building of the Party Central Committee on July 2 to discuss and decide the immediate work and important policy issues of the Party and the State.
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present in the meeting.
It was attended by members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were officials of the WPK Central Committee, officials of the Cabinet, ministries and national agencies, chairmen of provincial Party committees, chairpersons of provincial people’s committees, commanding officers of the armed forces organs, members of the central emergency anti-epidemic headquarters, and officials in the construction sector.
Upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting and made important conclusions.
The meeting reviewed, as its first agenda item, the work for preventing the malignant pandemic during the past six months and discussed an issue of further maintaining the present anti-epidemic situation by enhancing the State emergency anti-epidemic work.
The Supreme Leader referred to the objective and purport of our Party for discussing again the State emergency anti-epidemic issue at the meeting.
After analyzing in detail the six month-long national emergency anti-epidemic work, he said we have thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus and maintained a stable anti-epidemic situation despite the worldwide health crisis, which is a shining success achieved by the far-sighted leadership of the Party Central Committee and a high sense of voluntary spirit displayed by all people who move as one under its command. He added we should value such success made in the anti-epidemic work and steadily consolidate it to fully ensure the security of the State and the well-being of the people.
He stressed the need to maintain maximum alert without a slight self-complacence or relaxation on the anti-epidemic front, and rearrange the anti-epidemic work and practice it more strictly under the prevailing situation in which the trend of re-infection and re-expansion of the malignant pandemic persists in the neighbouring countries and regions and there is no certain prospect for relieving its danger.
He made sharp criticism of inattention, onlooking and chronic attitude getting prevalent among officials and violation of the rules of the emergency anti-epidemic work as this work takes on a protracted character. Repeatedly warning that hasty relief of anti-epidemic measures will result in unimaginable and irretrievable crisis, he stressed that all the sectors and units should not ease the strain while feeling self-complacency over the current good situation of the anti-epidemic work but further strengthen the work till the danger of the pandemic inflow disappears completely.
At the meeting, a report on the State emergency anti-epidemic work done for the past six months was heard and speeches were made.
The report and speeches deeply analyzed and reviewed the problems revealed in the State emergency anti-epidemic work from a critical viewpoint in the first half of the year, and stressed the need to take more meticulous and substantial steps to conduct effective organizational and political work for thoroughly observing the emergency anti-epidemic measures and strictly maintaining the emergency anti-epidemic system so as to cope with the worldwide losses.
The meeting discussed, as its second agenda item, the issue of stepping up the building of the Pyongyang General Hospital and taking measures to ensure human, material and technological support for medical service.
The Supreme Leader expressed satisfaction with the project making steady progress as planned despite difficult and unfavourable conditions, thanks to the extraordinary mental strength and dedicated efforts of the builders.
He made sure that powerful national measures were taken for solving without delay the problems arising in successfully completing the hospital on the world standard so as to provide the people with the most advanced medical service, and specified tasks for the sectors in charge of construction, material supply and preparations for operation.
A draft decision on the first and second agenda items was studied before adopting it with full approval.
The meeting also studied the important issues related to the external affairs of the Party and other matters.