The second-day sitting of the 7th Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on September 8.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, attended the meeting to clarify an administrative policy of the government of the Republic.
When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared at the venue of the session, all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of “Hurrah!” as a token of their deep reverence for him, symbol of all victories and glory of socialist Korea and representative of its great dignity, who is glorifying our state-first era, the most proud one in the history of development of the Republic, while braving all difficulties and adversities in the van of building a powerful country, mindful of the noble mission for the country, people and revolution.
Kim Jong Un made a historic policy speech.
Deputies to the SPA and observers respectfully listened to his policy speech indicating the immediate orientation for struggle and policy tasks of the government of the Republic for the prosperity of the state and promotion of the people’s wellbeing as required by the stage of the comprehensive development of socialist construction.
When he finished his speech, all the participants expressed their full support and approval with their thunderous cheers and enthusiastic applause, being overwhelmed by the great excitement of receiving the great action programme and guidelines on the state development which would be optimistic about a rosy future of the Republic to win one victory after another along the road of independence, justice and prosperity by dint of self-reliance.
His important policy speech is a militant banner confidently leading the dynamic development and advance of socialist construction for achieving independence of the popular masses and an encyclopedic revolutionary document and an immortal great programme to be taken hold on by our state and people advancing toward a far-reaching ideal and goal.
Discussed at the session was the third agenda item “On the DPRK’s Policy on the Nuclear Forces.”
Deputy Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, vice-chairman of the Party Central Military Commission, and secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, made a report.
The reporter said that it is a lawful demand of the current situation and development of the nuclear forces of the Republic to make the nuclear forces, mainstay of the state defence capability, fulfill their important mission in a responsible way by legalizing the state policy on the nuclear forces. He noted that our state which has lived under the ceaseless nuclear threat of US imperialism should train the nuclear forces in response to it and steadily strengthen them, adding it is indeed the best policy and the supreme responsibility and duty our people assumed before the revolution and future.
He stressed that the law on the state policy on the nuclear forces would serve as a powerful legal guarantee for further consolidating our Republic’s position as a nuclear state and ensuring the transparent, consistent and standard character of the policy on the nuclear forces, and explained each article of the draft law which comprehensively stipulates the contents on the mission and operation of the nuclear forces of the Republic.
The Standing Committee of the SPA submitted to the current session of the SPA the draft law of the SPA “On the DPRK’s Policy on the Nuclear Forces” for deliberation according to Article 95 of the socialist constitution.
Speeches were made on the third agenda item.
Speeches were made by Deputy Ri Pyong Chol, secretary of the C.C. WPK, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Kim Tok Hun, premier of the Cabinet, on behalf of the DPRK Cabinet, Deputy Jong Kyong Thaek, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, on behalf of the KPA, and Deputy Mun Chol, chairman of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League, on behalf of the youth and students.
The speakers said that the Republic’s policy on the nuclear forces is the most just one firmly defending the destiny of the country and the nation and ensuring their eternal future from the hostile forces’ aggressive moves, and its legalization serves as a historic event solemnly declaring at home and abroad that we will further consolidate the position of our Republic as a responsible nuclear power and that our nuclear forces will never allow those trying to harm the fundamental interests of the state.
With their great emotion they referred to the immortal revolutionary exploits of Kim Jong Un who achieved the historic great cause of perfecting the state nuclear forces and guaranteed the prosperity and eternal happiness of all generations of the nation to come by making the long journey of patriotic devotion to the front line at the risk of his life.
Noting that the nuclear forces of the Republic are a fruition of the priceless sacrifice of our people and all manner of hardships experienced by them and a proud crystal of the principled and consistent self-defensive line of the Republic government and the gains of our revolution as well as the most reliable and absolute guarantee for defending the human rights and the sovereign rights, they stressed in unison that it is the fair and indispensable legal rights of our state to operate the nuclear forces in conformity with the requirements and interests of our people and the revolution.
Saying that it is our steadfast stand that the building of socialism, the happy life of the people and the bright future of the children are all guaranteed by powerful nuclear forces, they gave full support and approval of enacting the policy on the nuclear forces as a state law.
Experiencing with great pride the historic moment when the people’s long-cherished desire for building a powerful socialist state and strengthening defence capability is achieved, the deputies unanimously approved the law on the policy on the nuclear forces that is of great significance for the existence and development of the Republic by reflecting the unanimous will of all the people of the country.
The Law of the SPA of the DPRK “On the DPRK’s Policy on the Nuclear Forces” was adopted at the session with ardent applause of all the participants.
The adoption of the law is a clear manifestation of the DPRK government’s independent resolution and its will for defending the sovereignty and national interests to make its position as a responsible nuclear state and a dignified independent power irreversible and to thoroughly safeguard the fundamental interests of the Korean revolution and the people’s safety. It is an important political event which provided a reliable legal weapon contributing to peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula and its region and the rest of the world.
The session discussed the organizational matter as its fourth agenda item.
It recalled and by-elected a member of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK.
Deputy Kim Yong Chol was recalled from the membership of the Standing Committee of the SPA and Deputy Ri Son Gwon was by-elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the SPA.
Members of committees of the SPA were recalled and by-elected.
Deputy Pak Su Il was by-elected as chairman of the Legislation Committee of the SPA and Deputies Cha Myong Nam and O Su Yong were by-elected as its members.
Deputy Jon Hyon Chol was by-elected as chairman of the Budget Committee of the SPA and Deputies Kim Yun Sil and Hwang Man Bok were by-elected as its members.
Choe Ryong Hae, chairman of the SPA Standing Committee, made a closing address.
The Seventh Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly discussed and decided important and significant issues in implementing the major policies of the Party and the state and thereby it will shine forever as a historic session which provided a political and institutional mechanism capable of firmly guaranteeing the eternal security of the country and the people and posterity’s prosperity and exceptionally beefed up the fighting spirit of the Korean people in their efforts to achieve the comprehensive development and prosperity of socialist construction.