Contribution of WP of Korea [En]
Dear Comrade representatives,
First of all, I would like to extend my warm congratulations to the 19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties that opened in the historic city of St. Petersburg, the cradle of the great October socialist revolution, at a time when humankind’s aspirations for socialism are unprecedentedly high.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation for the kind invitation extended to the delegation of the Workers’ Party of Korea and for the tremendous efforts it has made for the successful organization of this international meeting.
My warm comradely greetings go to all delegations and representatives of the communist and workers’ parties who participated in this meeting.
The great October socialist revolution that took place in Russia in 1917 was an epoch-making milestone in history that enabled the working masses to fulfil their long-cherished desire for an ideal society—a society free from exploitation and oppression where everybody enjoys an equitable happy life.
The cause of socialism ushered in by the great October socialist revolution served as a driving force of history that brought down the old society that had persisted for thousands of years and created a new society for the people; it also served as a banner of human emancipation inspiring the world’s people in their struggle for independence.
However, the path traversed by socialism for the past century since the birth of the earth’s first socialist state borne of the victorious October socialist revolution has by no means been smooth.
The history of the trailblazing march of socialism that requires an endless creation of the new records not only brilliant victories and miraculous achievements, but unbearable pains and heartrending setbacks.
Despite the serious setback of socialism in eastern Europe, socialism as a science has a secure place in the hearts of people as an immortal conviction.
The history of humankind for the last century shows that capitalism, for its reactionary nature and structural contradictions, can never bring dignity and happiness to the masses of people, while socialism, with its eternal viability for its scientific accuracy and truthful nature, is the only future of humankind.
In the report to the historic 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Comrade Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK declared that socialism is the common ideal of humankind, that it is a law of historical development that humankind advances towards socialism.
Under circumstances where there is a sharp confrontation between socialism and capitalism, the Workers’ Party of Korea has held high the banner of socialism and built socialism of our own style centred on the masses of people, in the face-to-face showdown with US imperialism, the chieftain of the world reactionary forces.
The secret behind the stability and invincibility of our socialism lies in the fact that it is centred on the masses of people, making people genuine masters of society and making everything of the society serve the people.
Today, socialism is deeply rooted in the life of our people, and they are fully convinced through their own experience that socialism is the only genuine system for the people which guarantees dignity and worthwhile life of an independent human being.
The single-hearted unity between our Party and people, the very foundation of our Party and state and the most powerful weapon of our revolution, is now at its best, ensuring the socio-political stability that is impervious to any upheaval in the international situation.
Thanks to the powerful implementation of a strategy for economic development driven by the principle of self-reliance and science and technology in the face of unparalleled sanctions and blockade perpetrated by the US imperialists and its followers, steady progress is being made in the people’s livelihood and the overall economic development of the country.
The miraculous successes being made in the DPRK is a vivid evidence of the truth that socialism is science and so is its victory.
The Workers’ Party of Korea takes a great pride in having pioneered and kept to the path of socialism centred on the masses of people based on its own conviction and decision, and is full of confidence in the final victory of socialism of our own style.
Under the outstanding leadership of the respected supreme leader Comrade Kim Jong Un, the people of the DPRK united firmly behind the Workers’ Party of Korea are working new miracles and innovations day after another in their struggle to achieve the magnificent goal of building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation—the goal put forward in the 7th Congress of the WPK.
To build a peaceful world free from war is the goal the Workers’ Party of Korea is aiming at; to endeavor for peace and security of the region and the rest of the world is the consistent stance of the WPK.
Peace is valuable, but it never comes on its own accord.
In order to thwart the imperialists’ moves of aggression and war and safeguard peace and socialism, it is imperative to possess strong force to defend them.
To cope with the vicious moves of the US imperialists who engage in nuclear war threats against our country on a near-daily basis, regarding our socialist system as a thorn in their flesh, the Workers’ Party of Korea has put forward the strategic line of simultaneously developing the economy and strengthening the nuclear armed forces, known as Byongjin, and has built a powerful war deterrent accordingly to defend our socialist system and our people.
War has been averted and peace maintained on the Korean peninsula for the last 60-odd years since the end of the Korean War—this has been possible all thanks to the fact that the Korean people under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea have built strong national defense capabilities based on a nuclear deterrent that can defeat aggression of any formidable enemy.
The current situation on the Korean peninsula clearly proves that our nuclear weapons are now serving as powerful deterrence that safeguard peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia and guarantee the Korean nation its sovereignty, right to existence and right to development.
No matter who says what, the Workers’ Party of Korea will never step back even an inch from the path of Byongjin, and will firmly defend the Korean-style socialism centred on the masses of people. We will root out the U.S. threats of a nuclear war and safeguard peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
In the struggle to safeguard socialism and peace, the WPK values mutual support and solidarity with the communist and workers’ parties and other progressive forces of all countries.
The Workers’ Party of Korea will, in the future, too, work hard to safeguard peace and security in and around the Korean peninsula and to bring forward the victory of humankind’s cause of independence and socialism with the support and encouragement of communist and workers’ parties of the world.
Availing myself of this opportunity, I would like to once again express my heartfelt gratitude to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and all communist and workers’ parties of the world for their unwavering support to and solidarity with the WPK and the Korean people in our struggle to build a prosperous and powerful socialist nation and to achieve the independent national reunification.
The Workers’ Party of Korea reaffirms its determination to continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the communist and workers’ parties of the world in the effort to advance the victory of the cause of socialism, the future of humankind.
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