The 17th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the 5th Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK took place at the office building of the WPK Central Committee on August 25.
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meetings.
The meetings were attended by the members and alternate members of the Political Bureau, including the members of the Executive Policy Council of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were leading officials of departments of the WPK Central Committee and members of relevant sectors.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the 17th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK.
The meeting discussed in depth the relevant issues of examining the State emergency anti-epidemic posture and further improving and intensifying the anti-epidemic work to cope with the worldwide public health crisis.
It seriously pointed out some defects in the State emergency anti-epidemic work for checking the inroads of the malignant virus, and studied measures to overcome the defects urgently.
It stressed the need to imbue officials of Party, public security and defence organs at all levels once again with the idea of the Party Central Committee on taking intense anti-epidemic measures and to thoroughly maintain perfect anti-epidemic posture.
Citing some shortcomings revealed in the State emergency anti-epidemic work, the Supreme Leader underlined the need for the entire Party and society to take active measures for completing and maintaining the anti-epidemic posture and eliminating the root cause of some defects.
The Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee made relevant decisions on agenda items brought up for discussion.
The meeting intensively discussed the issues of taking the State emergency measures in a thoroughgoing way to prevent damage from strong typhoon which would affect the overall area of the country, including South Hwanghae, South Phyongan and North Phyongan provinces between August 26 and 27.
Kim Jong Un set forth tasks for the Party organizations, people’s power organs and public security organs at all levels, saying that to thoroughly prevent the casualties by typhoon and minimize the damage to the crops is an undertaking of overriding importance that can never be neglected even a moment by our Party which bears the responsibility for the destiny of the people and also a weighty work deciding whether we would successfully wrap up this year’s farming or not.
He stressed the need to conduct information activities among officials, Party members and other working people in an intensive way to awaken them to the importance of the work for preventing typhoon damage and the method for countering crisis, and called on all fields of the national economy to take instant measures to prevent damage from the typhoon.
The meeting decided to write and issue the directive of the Party Central Committee on thoroughly implementing the instructions given by Kim Jong Un.
It was followed by the meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Party Central Committee.
The meeting studied and discussed practical issues arising in implementing the decision of the 6th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK on convening the 8th Congress of the WPK.
It organized the preparatory committee for the successful 8th Congress of the WPK and decided on the work system and the assignment of work for the panels and groups.
The Executive Policy Council of the Party Central Committee adopted a relevant resolution with unanimous approbation.