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Japan Urged to Apologize and Pay for Past Crimes

Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and their Bereaved Families issued a statement Thursday, 83 years since the Japanese imperialists fabricated and promulgated the criminal "National Mobilization Law".

The statement said that the law cooked up by the first Konoe Cabinet on April 1, 1938 was a fascist wartime draconic law to justify Japan's reckless expansion of aggression war and replenish human and material resources for its implementation in a coercive manner under the pretext of "mobilization".

Since the promulgation of this law up to August 1945 when the Japanese imperialists were defeated, Koreans numbering more than 8.4 million were taken to coal and other mines, shipbuilding sites, dam construction sites, railway project sites and other slave labor sites in Japan, to say nothing of those in Korea, and to battle fields of the Japanese imperialist aggression forces including China and the South Sea Islands, to undergo long-time harsh slave labor and maltreatment and to face the miserable fate of bullet shield, the statement said, and went on:

Since then the Japanese imperialists further pushed ahead with the "recruitment of comfort women" and abducted or kidnapped 200 000 Korean women ranging from teenage girls to married women to force them into sexual slavery for the beast-like Japanese imperialist aggression troops.

The Japanese imperialists forced many Koreans to be cannon fodder for the aggression war and to face sufferings and deaths as labor slaves and sexual slaves. Such atrocities against humanity are hideous state-sponsored crimes unprecedented in human history.

However, the authorities of Japan, far from deeply repenting of and offering apology for the crimes against humanity committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past, have employed all sorts of shameless tricks to evade the responsibility for them while doggedly denying and justifying them.

What is intolerable is that they are making ill-boding words in the international arena while regarding the DPRK, the biggest victim of the Japanese imperialists' crimes, as a thorn in the flesh, and openly revealing its attempt at reinvasion of the Korean peninsula. They are not only suppressing the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan, victims of the forcible drafting and their descendents, and applying sanctions to them but also seriously violating the rights to education and upbringing of Korean students and children in Japan.

We will never forget the cursed crimes committed by Japan but certainly force it to pay thousand-fold, no matter how much time may flow and how many times a generation is replaced by another. -0-


Futile Act Will Incur Only Disgrace and Shame: Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 23 with respect to the designation on March 22 by the European Union of several countries including the DPRK as targets of "human rights sanctions" under the pretext of "countering global human rights violations."

As has been made public, EU performed a farce of announcing the targets of sanctions by pointing its finger at what it calls "human rights violations" in several countries of the world.

The DPRK strongly denounces and categorically rejects this farce of "human rights sanctions" by EU, as it constitutes a part of the stereo-typed policy hostile to the DPRK and a despicable political provocation aimed at infringing upon its sovereignty and interfering in its internal affairs.

The so-called human rights sanctions regime, which EU argues is the legal ground of this farce, is an evil legislation contrived to put pressure on those countries that do not kowtow to EU and thus this regime is being rejected by the international society at large.

The latest move by EU reminds me of the time when it came up with a new regime devoted to human rights sanctions at the end of last year.
At that time, the world people predicted that EU, which likes posing itself as "ancestor of human rights", while wagging its tongue about "rule of law", "democracy", and "equality", had introduced this regime in order to designate as target of punishment the policemen of the U.S. and the West, who then startled the world by super-large human rights violation practices.

The latest farce, however, has again illustrated that the EU's human rights sanctions regime has nothing to do with an improvement of genuine human rights, and that it is nothing less than another sinister political tool targeted at the countries differing from the "value" of EU.

It is the height of abnormality that EU, while completely turning blind to its internal dire defects of human rights, is groundlessly finding fault with the human rights issues of other countries and kicking up a fuss.
It seems that an inveterate repugnancy coupled with a psychotic way of thinking has completely degenerated the EU into looking at all matters and phenomena upside down.

It is because EU is under the delusion that the racism, racial discrimination, child abuse and xenophobia-the incurable trends being prevalent within EU-stand for "protection of human rights" or "promotion of human rights."

The world public is now unanimously commenting that the EU's human rights farce, which is disturbing the world by trumpeting about the already worn-out "human rights" racket, evokes the perfect likeness of someone.
It will be likely that EU is better advised to think of renaming itself "United States of EU and America", without painfully struggling to highlight its "independent character."

There goes a European maxim: pleasure has a sting in its tail.
EU needs to bear in mind that if it persistently clings to the futile anti-DPRK "human rights" smear campaign in disregard of our repeated warnings, it will inevitably be faced with unimaginable and miserable consequence.
Futile act will incur only disgrace and shame. -0-


[Statement by June 15 U.S. Committee for Reunification of Korea Urging the Suspension of U.S.-ROK Military Exercises]

We strongly urge the U.S. and South Korean governments to cease the U.S.-ROK joint military exercises!

In 2018, all South, North, and Overseas Koreans, as well as the whole world, rejoiced as we realized peace on the Korean Peninsula that was unprecedented in its 70-year history of division. This achievement came because the inter-Korean summit's Panmunjom Declaration and the North Korea-U.S. summit's Singapore Declaration showed us hope for the real possibility of peace, joint prosperity, self-determined reunification of Korea, as well as the end to hostilities and a new reality for North Korea-U.S. relations.

But now, in less than three years, the South Korean and U.S. governments are forcing their plan to resume the explicitly hostile U.S.-ROK joint military exercises, which undermine the agreements made in both the Panmunjom and the Singapore Declarations. The South Korean and U.S. governments are causing South, North, and Overseas Koreans, as well as peace advocates of the U.S. and the world to feel deep disappointment and outrage.

South Korea's Moon Jae-in administration had specifically agreed with North Korea to cease "all hostile acts against each other in every domain that are the source of military tension and conflict," including "various military exercises aimed at each other" through the Agreement on the Implementation of the History Panmunjom Declaration in the Military Domain. Despite this, the Moon administration has become one with the Biden administration in circulating deceptive rhetoric about these military exercises being not out of the ordinary, purely defensive, reduced in scale, and for the purpose of returning wartime operational control to South Korea. The Moon administration is only intensifying the military tensions and destroying the trust between South and North Korea, rather than "alleviating the military tensions and building trust," as it had agreed to do in the Panmunjom Declaration.

The reason that South Korea's civil society, Overseas Koreans, and peace movement organizations all over the world are strongly urging the suspension of the U.S.-ROK joint military exercises is because of the fundamentally serious nature of the joint military exercises.

March 3rd, 2021
June 15 U.S. Committee
(New York Committee, Washington Committee, Chicago Committee, Los Angeles Committee, Seattle Committee)



Second-day Sitting of 2nd Plenary Meeting of 8th WPK Central Committee Held

Pyongyang, February 10 (KCNA) -- The 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) for discussing the crucial issues of key importance in implementing the decisions of the 8th Congress of the WPK continued on February 9.

The second-day sitting of the plenary meeting was held amid a high sense of Party responsibility and unusual awareness of all the participants to surely bring about a remarkable improvement in this year's economic work and people's standard of living, bearing in mind once again the urgent requirements of the Party and the revolution.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, continued his report on the first agenda item. The report set forth this year's tasks for different sectors including economy and culture, and importantly referred to the issue of enhancing the role of the state organs for economic guidance to carry them out.

It put forward the tasks for the fishing sector to put the fishing and aquatic farming on a regular basis so as to provide people with more marine products.
Referring to the works to be implemented this year in the fields of communications, land and environment and city management to provide convenient and civilized living condition to people, it stressed the need for the external economic sector to carry out innovative and reasonable plans from the stand of protecting the country's economy and consolidating its independence.

Attentively listening to the General Secretary's enthusiastic report indicating the audacious plans and lucid ways for courageously overcoming manifold hardships and bringing about a revolutionary turn in the economic construction and improvement of the people's living, the participants in the meeting were convinced of successes in the work for this year and engaged themselves in listening to his report with main focus put on the plans of their sectors.

Saying that propping up agriculture is an important state affair that must be successful at any cost to solve the food problem for the people and successfully push ahead with the socialist construction, the General Secretary analyzed the achievements and experience gained in the agricultural field for the recent several years and set forth tasks of stably and steadily developing the agricultural production based on them.

Emphasized in the report were the issues of taking prompt state measures for supplying farming materials on which success or failure of farming for this year hinges for the present, pushing ahead with the work of providing a material and technical foundation for the agricultural production in a planned way and bringing about a decisive improvement in the Party work in the rural areas.

Reconfirming the importance of raising the role of science and technology as a traction engine, the report called for directing special efforts to solving scientific and technological problems demanding an urgent solution in consolidating the existent economic foundation and improving the standard of people's living, actively developing core and strategic latest technologies and building up the scientific research force, scientific and technical talents.

It clarified detailed instructions calling for bringing about evident improvement and innovation in the field of cultural construction including education, public health, literature and art, media and sports, further displaying the advantages of our own-style socialism and making sure that the revolutionary and optimistic fighting spirit prevails in the whole society.

The General Secretary in the report evinced the militant tasks to be carried out by the People's Army and the munitions industry this year for implementing the decisions set forth by the 8th Party Congress, and the direction of future action to be taken by the sector in charge of affairs with south Korea and the sector in charge of external affairs, before underscoring the need to thoroughly carry them out without fail.

The report noted that the success or failure in this year's economic work depends on the capability and role of the state economic guidance organs in the main, and made clear the issue that the Cabinet and state economic guidance organs should restore the function peculiar to them as economic organizer and their controlling function to improve the guidance and management over the whole economy, the one of improving the role of non-permanent economic development committee and other important practical issues for consolidating the Cabinet-centered system, Cabinet-responsibility system.

The report stressed the need for the Cabinet and state economic guidance organs to make everything dovetailed from their planning, pay attention to organic contact and cooperation among economic sectors, thoroughly establish the plan discipline, sharply sum up the results of production and correct the rule-of-thumb way of work in planning and guiding the economic work.

The report also advanced the direction oriented towards the adoption of essential and vital practical measures by furthering the study of methods of economic management and their translation into practice.

Noting that the Party will support the bold renovation in the economic work to the end, the General Secretary stressed over again the need for economic guidance officials to decisively enhance their responsibility and role in planning and guiding this year's economic work.

The report, which comprehensively analyzed and appreciated the planning and attitude taken by different sectors for implementing the decisions of the Party Congress and clearly set forth rectification measures, drew a great support and enthusiastic approval from the participants in the plenary meeting, as it reflects firm determination and bold practical measures to bring about without fail substantial results desired and welcomed by the people this year.

The report will continue at the third-day sitting of the plenary meeting. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Elected General Secretary of WPK

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A resolution of the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) "On Election of General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea" was released on January 10.
The resolution is as follows:

The general secretary of the WPK is the head of the Party who represents and leads the whole Party.
For the revolutionary Party, the head of the Party is the top brain of the revolution embodying the organizational intention of the whole Party and the center of the leadership and the unity.

To correctly elect the head of the Party comes to be a more important and vital requirement in the period of carrying forward the revolutionary cause and in the period of its fresh development.
The head of the Party vested with the most responsible and important mission by the times and the revolution should possess prominent qualities and capabilities for wisely leading the whole Party.

The current Congress fully supported and approved of the courteous proposal for holding Comrade Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the general secretary of the WPK.
Comrade Kim Jong Un is the outstanding leader of the Juche revolution and the great symbol and representative of our dignified state and people, who has performed the greatest achievements for the Party and the revolution, the country and the people with his gifted ideological and theoretical wisdom, extraordinary leadership and noble traits.

Comrade Kim Jong Un readjusted the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in a detailed and all-round way, as required by the idea of building the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and the developing revolution, and successfully enforced the people-first politics, thus having developed our Party into the powerful general political staff of the revolution, steel-strong elite vanguard ranks and genuine mother party both in name and reality.

Comrade Kim Jong Un has put the overall national power and position of our Republic on the highest level with his outstanding and experienced leadership in a short period of history, the greatest exploit to be most specially recorded in the history of the nation.

Under the wise leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un, the great action programmes and strategic and tactical guidelines for the revolution and construction in our era have been fully provided, the single-minded unity - the greatest national power of Juche Korea - consolidated in every way, the ranks of successors to the revolution firmly prepared and the popular nature of our state and social system made stronger.

Comrade Kim Jong Un tremendously strengthened the armed forces of the Republic into invincible revolutionary army of the Party and elite powerful army with his Juche-oriented military idea and superb leadership over the army and turned the country into a world military power by successfully accomplishing the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.

Comrade Kim Jong Un firmly guaranteed the security and future of the country and the people by strengthening the powerful physical means for self-defense so that no aggression forces can ever provoke our national defense capability. This feat becomes the peerlessly patriotic one to be lauded by the nation generation after generation.

Comrade Kim Jong Un wisely led the struggle for readjusting and reinforcing the overall economy of the country and putting the national economy on a self-supporting and modern basis, built a lot of monumental edifices in the country, which are products of spirit of self-reliance and self-development, and thus opened up the era of great leap and innovation in all fields of the revolution and construction.

Thanks to the devoted efforts made by Comrade Kim Jong Un who made ceaseless journey of selfless dedication to the people, while regarding the hardships and creation for the people as the greatest pleasure and worth of making the revolution, the most advantageous policies for the promotion of the people's wellbeing and their life and security have been restored and wonderlands for the people to be proud of in the world mushroomed across the country.

Comrade Kim Jong Un, shouldering upon himself the heavy burden of the revolution, accomplished the undying feats before the country and nation. Yet, he, counted all the successes to the credit of people and put forward them as the great people and thankful people. He is the benevolent father of the people and great sage of the revolution followed by all our people with sincerity.

Comrade Kim Jong Un is defending independence, justice and peace with his outstanding diplomatic strategy and proficient external activities and steering the trend of the world politics to be favorable for our revolution.

It is the solemn demand of the times and history, the general will of all the Party members and the unanimous desire of our people to invariably hold in high esteem Comrade Kim Jong Un, the one and only heir to and leader of the Juche revolution and symbol of the mightiness of our state and banner of all victories and glory, as the head of the WPK.

The 8th Congress of the WPK decides to elect Comrade Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will and wish of all the delegates, all the Party members, other people across the country and servicepersons of the People's Army for the sake of the development of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and fresh victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

All the Party organizations and members, other people and servicepersons of the People's Army have to make a vigorous advance towards the implementation of decisions adopted at the 8th Party Congress and the new victory in the building of the powerful socialist country under the leadership of Comrade General Secretary, keeping deep in mind the great pride and honor of holding in high esteem Comrade Kim Jong Un, the outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, as the general secretary of our great Party. -0-


Enlarged Meeting of 21st Political Bureau of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held

Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) -- The enlarged meeting of the 21st Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office building of the Party Central Committee on November 29.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting.

Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were leading officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee, members of the Party Congress preparatory committee and other relevant personnel.

Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

The meeting discussed and studied as key agenda items the issue of hearing a report on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK and taking corresponding measures, the issue of reorganizing a relevant department mechanism of the Party Central Committee to strengthen the field of the Party ideological work, to more thoroughly establish the Party's leadership system in relevant institutions and to intensify policy guidance and Party guidance over them and important issues of improving the Party guidance over economic work and carrying out immediate economic tasks. Then decisions were made on them.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK heard a report from the Party Congress preparatory committee on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK including the summing up of the work of guidance institutions of Party organizations at all levels and elections, convention of Party meetings to elect delegates to the Party Congress, preparations of documents for the Party Congress, and preparations for political and cultural celebrations before and after the Party Congress. The Political Bureau referred to a series of deviations and major duties of the Congress preparatory committee and indicated the orientation for the issues brought up by the Congress preparatory committee.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK examined relevant issues for improving and strengthening the field of the Party ideological work as required by the developing revolution and approved on the organization mechanism issue.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK harshly criticized the economic guidance organs for failing to provide scientific guidance to fields under their charge under the subjective and objective environment and the prevailing conditions, and for failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism in their work. It stressed the need to put the operation and command for carrying out the Party's economic policies on a scientific basis and display great dedication and responsibility.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK discussed measures for important issues of carrying out immediate economic tasks for this year and adopted key decisions with unanimous approval. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Reply Message to Xi Jinping

Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), sent a reply message to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on October 19.
Kim Jong Un in his message extended heartfelt thanks to the general secretary on behalf of the WPK and all the Korean people and on his own behalf for sending warm congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

He said that the hearty congratulations from the general secretary and the party and people of China added to the joy of the members of the WPK and the Korean people who greeted the significant Party founding day, and are positively encouraging them to the struggle towards the 8th Congress of the Party.

He noted that the lives and safety of the peoples are being reliably defended and the socialist construction being vigorously pushed ahead with in the DPRK and China despite the complicated international situation and serious world public health crisis thanks to the firm guidance of the WPK and the CPC which regard the people as the dearest.

He said that he would make positive efforts together with the general secretary to further consolidate and develop the traditional DPRK-China friendly relations, which have entered a fresh and vigorous stage as required by the era, and dynamically advance socialism, the core of the DPRK-China friendship,.

He expressed the conviction that the Chinese people would win a fresh victory in their struggle for comprehensively building a modernized socialist state under the leadership of the CPC with the general secretary as its core.
He sincerely wished the general secretary good health and bigger success in his responsible work. -0-


S. Korean Authorities Warned against Intrusion

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency issued the following report to warn the south Korean authorities on September 27:
In connection with the occurrence of an awful case which should not have happened in the present phase of the inter-Korean relations, we investigated it and notified the south side about its detailed account on September 25.

We also took more necessary security measures in order to make sure that no more incident spoiling the relations of trust and respect between the north and the south would happen in any case, true to the intention of our Supreme Leadership.

We are about to organize a search operation in the southwestern waters and the western seashore. We even consider the procedures and ways of handing over any tide-brought corpse to the south side conventionally in case we find it during the operation.

However, according to a report by the western fleet of our navy, the south side has mobilized many vessels including warships to an action presumed to be a search operation and let them intrude into our territorial waters since September 25. It arouses our due vigilance as it may lead to another awful incident.

We don't care whether the south side conducts any kind of search operation in its territorial waters or not.
But we can never overlook any intrusion into our territorial waters and we seriously warn the south side against it.

We urge the south side to immediately halt the intrusion across the military demarcation line in the west sea that may lead to escalation of tensions. -0-


17th Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau and 5th Meeting
of Executive Policy Council of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held

Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) -- The 17th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) 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 Central Committee of the WPK on August 25.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meetings.

Attending the meetings were members and alternate members of the Political Bureau including members of the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the WPK.
Present there as observers were leading officials of departments of the WPK Central Committee and members of relevant fields.

Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces 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 to cope with the world public health crisis and further intensifying the anti-epidemic work.

The meeting seriously assessed 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.

The meeting stressed the need to imbue officials of the Party, public security and defense 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 facts about some shortcomings in state emergency anti-epidemic work, the Supreme Leader underlined the need to take active measures involving the entire Party and society for completing and maintaining the anti-epidemic posture and eliminating some defects.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK made relevant decisions on agenda items brought up for discussion.
The meeting put an emphasis on the discussion of the issues of taking thorough state emergency measures on preventing the damage with strong typhoon expected to affect the overall area of the DPRK 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 important work which can never be neglected even a moment for our Party bearing the responsibility for the destiny of the people and also a crucial one 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 the damage by typhoon and the method for countering crisis, and called upon all the fields of national economy to take instant measures to prevent the damage from the typhoon.

The meeting decided to map out and issue the written directive of the Central Committee of the Party on thoroughly implementing the instructions given by Kim Jong Un.

There took place a meeting of the Executive Policy Council following the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau 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.

The meeting organized the preparatory committee for the successful 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea and decided on the work system and the assignment of work for the panels and groups.
The relevant decision of the Executive Policy Council of the Party Central Committee was adopted with full approval. -0-


Meeting of Executive Policy Council of WPK Central Committee Held

Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Fourth Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on August 5.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting.

Attending the meeting were Pak Pong Ju, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Thae Song, Kim Yong Chol, Kim Hyong Jun, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee who are members of the Executive Policy Council of the WPK Central Committee, and other officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting of the Executive Policy Council examined and discussed the issue of organizing a new department within the Central Committee of the Party and studied and discussed the ways to radically improve the personnel affairs system of the Party.
The meeting also appraised the work of cadres in major offices of the government and discussed relevant measures.

Then the meeting heard a report on the anti-epidemic work and the situation in Kaesong City that is completely locked down under the state's maximum emergency system, discussed and decided on the Party Central Committee's special supply of food and funds to the city to stabilize the living of its citizens, and instructed relevant field to take immediate measures in this regard.

In addition, the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the Party discussed the practical affairs arising in the internal work of the Party and approved their execution.

Making conclusions on the matters discussed at the meeting, Kim Jong Un called upon the members of the Executive Policy Council to decisively improve the works of the fields in their charge by displaying high sense of responsibility and devotion, and organize and do every work in a revolutionary way as required by the idea and policy of the Central Committee of the Party by maintaining the correct orientation and the pivot in their works for faithfully implementing the decision of the Central Committee of the Party and by scrupulously organizing the work to do so. -0-