Jul 20, 2016
The historic Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea is now winding up its work upon making great successes amid the high degree of political enthusiasm and the best wishes and expectations from all the delegates, Party members, service personnel and other people. Through this Congress of the WPK we have fully displayed the invincible might of the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist party and demonstrated to the whole world the unshakeable conviction and will to accomplish the cause of socialism, the cause of the Juche revolution, under the unfurled banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. The Seventh Congress of the WPK will be etched for ever in the history of our Party as a glorious meeting of victors that laid lasting groundwork for the implementation of the cause of the Juche revolution and set up a new milestone in carrying out the cause of socialism.
I am very gratified that this Congress of the WPK was convened at an important, historic turning point in implementing the cause of the Juche revolution and has an adequate discussion on the items on the agenda, and I extend warm thanks to all the delegates, Party members, service personnel and other people who made positive efforts to ensure the Congress a success.
Now as I am standing here before declaring the Seventh Congress of the WPK closed, I am reflecting on the grim decades of our Party that has travelled a long and arduous road. My yearning grows stronger for President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il who made so much painstaking efforts to the last moments of their great lives to hand down this powerful Korea to posterity tiding over the severe tempest of history. And this brings back vivid memories of the names and faces of the unforgettable revolutionary comrades who passed away earlier. They supported the leader’s intentions and cause, showing no affectation and vacillation in both good and bad times, and worked with devotion for the development of the WPK and the victory of the socialist cause. Though they are not here with us, we should never forget the precious revolutionary comrades-in-arms who went against all odds as genuine comrades of our Party and devoted themselves heart and soul to the WPK and the leader, the country and the people during the period under review.
The Seventh Congress of the WPK summed up with pride the great victories our Party and people gained during the period under review in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution under the wise leadership of the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. This Congress has unfolded a magnificent blueprint for realizing our people’s dreams and ideals by building a powerful socialist country on a full scale under the banner of modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. It has also advanced important tasks to be tackled in achieving independent reunification of the country and accelerating the cause of global independence. The grand objectives, revolutionary line and policies put forward by the Congress will be an inspiring banner instilling into all Party members, service personnel and other people confidence in the future and victory and powerfully rousing the whole Party, the entire army and all the people to the general onward march for the final victory of the revolution.
At the Congress, in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of the whole Party and all the people, it was stipulated in Party Rules that the great Comrade Kim Jong Il is the eternal leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Our Party will hold up General Kim Jong Il as its eternal leader, and staunchly champion and add eternal brilliance to his revolutionary ideology and exploits. The Congress elected a new leadership body of the Central Committee of the WPK, reflecting the will of its entire membership. That a new leadership body of the Central Committee of the WPK has been elected with the unanimous approval of all the delegates is a clear manifestation of the absolute support and trust in our Party of all its members and other people.
I express my heartfelt thanks to the delegates, all Party members, service personnel and other people for having shown such great confidence in me. Cherishing deep in my heart the greatest trust and expectations of you who have entrusted me with the heavy responsibility of the Chairman of the dignified Workers’ Party of Korea, I will fight on undauntedly, offering myself without regret in the sacred struggle to hasten the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution pioneered in Mt Paektu; and I pledge myself to remain faithful to the revolution, holding our people in high esteem invariably and selflessly at any time, at any place and at any moment, even if my body is torn to pieces and I fall.
The newly elected Central Committee of the WPK will carry through the line and policies the Congress has advanced and fulfil the historic mission and responsibility it assumes in the implementation of the cause of the Juche revolution so as to live up to the deep trust and expectations of Party members and other people without fail. Our Party will faithfully serve the people and fight it out for national prosperity and the people’s well-being, holding high the slogan “Everything for the people, everything by relying on them!” always in the future as in the past, true to the great leaders’ noble idea of “The people are my God.” Members of the leadership body of the Central Committee of the WPK, keeping deep in mind the weighty responsibility they assume on behalf of the WPK and the revolution, should be staunch vanguard fighters in implementing the instructions of the great leaders and the WPK’s lines and policies and competent organizers and propagators who powerfully inspire the broad masses to putting the decision of the Congress of the WPK into effect.
Our Party and people are faced with very enormous tasks and imperialists and other hostile forces will keep persisting in their manoeuvres to hinder us. However, we will surely win final victory as the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism brightly illumines the way ahead of us, there is the single-hearted unity of all the service personnel and people rallied firmly as one behind the WPK and the revolutionary armed forces infinitely faithful to the WPK are holding the red bayonet of invincibility. Let us all vigorously fight for the completion of the socialist cause, independent reunification of the country and victory of the cause of global independence, firmly united around the Central Committee of the WPK under the unfurled banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
Fully convinced that the revolutionary line and policies advanced by the Seventh Congress of the WPK will be carried out thoroughly and a great turn will be brought about in the implementation of the cause of the Juche revolution thanks to the indomitable spirit of offensive and heroic struggle of all the delegates and all Party members, service personnel and other people who are unfailingly faithful to our revolution, I declare the historic Seventh Congress of the WPK closed.