organised by International Institute of the Juche Idea (IIJI) “

Vitality of Juche idea and justness of the Report of the 8 th Congress of the WPK”

Date: March 17 th , 2021

A presentation by Paddy Kayondo

Secretary for Institutions, Uganda National Committee for the Study of Juche Idea

Dear Comrades,

As the DPRK and the socialist world join to celebrate the 109 th anniversary of the birthday of H.E. Kim Il Sung who created the Juche idea, the founding father of the DPR of Korea, allow me to express my sincere gratitude and thanks for participating in this Internet International Seminar on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

I would like to present my compliments to H.E Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, President of the State Affairs of the DPRK and the Supreme Commander of the Armed forces of the DPRK for having been carrying forward, developing the Juche idea and formulating Kimilsungism as Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, H.E. Kim Jong Un said.

Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is an integral system of the idea, theory and method of Juche, and a great revolutionary ideology representative of the Juche era.”

The essence of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the Juche idea.

It is well known that there was the 8 th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea held in January in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK.

In regard with the theme in this discussion, allow me to mention about the contents of success achieved by the WPK in the period under review by dint of the might of Juche idea and tasks set by the report for strengthening national defence capability. In particular, this discussion is focused on peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world and what the vitality of the Juche idea is in term of principle manifested by the Juche idea.

It is remarkably well recognized that the guiding idea of the WPK is the Juche idea.

Some important contents of the report are as follows;

In the Report of the 8 th Congress of the WPK, Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea said that during the period under review the Party Central Committee achieved remarkable successes in consolidating the single-minded unity of the Party and the people as firm as a rock and building up the driving force of the socialist cause and enhancing its role by putting forward the politics based on the people-first principle as a fundamental issue and a main political mode decisive of the survival or ruin of the Party and the victory or failure of socialism and by vigorously and consistently unfolding it.

The report said that thanks to the politics of the WPK based on the people-first principle full of trust, devotion, reward and obligation, the political and ideological position of our revolution was firmly consolidated, an unquenchable strength that can break through any obstacles and challenges was built up, and the advantages and vitality of Korean-style socialism centered on the masses were fully displayed.

It continued to say that the spirit of self-reliance and the policies for its embodiment stressed at the Seventh Congress of the Party were detailed at Party plenary meetings and put into practice. In the course of this, the strategy of our Party for self-reliance was developed into a strategy for offensive for turning the mean sanctions by the hostile forces into a golden opportunity for strengthening our self-development capability and internal motive force and into a political line to be constantly adhered to in socialist construction.

Amidst the all-people struggle for stepping up socialist construction by enhancing the self- development capability, self-reliance developed into a national trait of Juche Korea and the one and only fighting spirit of the Korean revolution.

The energetic and outstanding guidance and activities conducted by the Party Central Committee to safeguard the destiny of the country and the nation wrote a history of miracle- the birth of a strategic weapon of the WPK style.

The report detailed the historic course of masterminding a great revolutionary turn for possessing the completely new nuclear capabilities aimed at attaining the goal of modernization of the nuclear force.

Under the direct guidance of the Party Central Committee, intermediate-range and intercontinental ballistic missiles of Hwasongpho series and submarine-launched and ground- based ballistic missiles of Pukkuksong series were manufactured in Korean own style to meet their unique operational missions. This gave a clearer description of the status of our state as a nuclear weapons state and enabled it to bolster its powerful and reliable strategic deterrent for coping with any threat by providing a perfect nuclear shield.

In the period under review the already accumulated nuclear technology developed to such a high degree as to miniaturize, lighten and standardize nuclear weapons and to make them tactical ones and to complete the development of a super-large hydrogen bomb. By succeeding in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasongpho-15 on November 29, 2017, the Party Central Committee declared with pride to the world the accomplishment of the historic cause of building the national nuclear force and the cause of building a missile power.

The great cause of building the national nuclear force, which was impossible to achieve even in 20 to 30 years in terms of existing formula, was accomplished four years after the line of simultaneously promoting economic construction and nuclear buildup was set forth and one year after the Seventh Congress of the Party. This is a miracle unprecedented in history and the exploit of greatest significance in the history of the Korean nation the Seventh Central Committee performed for the Party and revolution, the country and people and posterity.

In the period under review the Party Central Committee successfully accomplished the great cause of building the country's nuclear forces and brought about a great change in strengthening the state defence capabilities, thereby upraising the country to the position of a world nuclear power and military power in both name and reality and putting an end once and for all to the era in which big powers attempted to make bargain with the interests of the state and nation.

The report also stressed that the most significant and proud victory achieved by the 7 th Central Committee in implementing the decisions of the Party Congress is that it made sure that Korean people and posterity could create prosperity and happiness to the full in a dignified strong country free from the holocaust of war forever.

In the report Comrade Kim Jong Un reviewed that the DPRK's external position was radically raised in the period under review.

After winning the great victory in carrying out the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and upbuilding of nuclear forces, the Party Central Committee conducted energetic external activities to place the state's dignity and prestige on a high level.

In the period under review, the external environment for the DPRK was harshest in its history since its founding, due to the desperate offensive by the US and its followers characterized by frantic manoeuvres to pressurize and blockade the country.

In this severest situation, the Party Central Committee resolutely rejected any attempt to hurt the supreme interests and dignity of the country and never made even the slightest concession 4 in its revolutionary principle while adhering more firmly to the principle of independence, which brought the world to the realization that the sovereignty of the DPRK can never be infringed upon and improved relations with it is absolutely impossible without the respect for its sovereignty.

By making a bold switchover in its lines and pursuing offensive strategy, it created a trend towards peace and atmosphere of dialogue, accepted by the international community, and organized and led adroit external activities to elevate the prestige of the DPRK in the international arena.

By prioritizing the long-standing and special DPRK-China relations, our Party developed the friendly relations with China as required by the new century and opened a new chapter in the DPRK-China relations of friendship with socialism as its core, the report stressed.

The Party Central Committee strengthened strategic communication, promoted mutual understanding and deepened comradely trust between the two Parties through five rounds of the DPRK-China summit talks and thus provided a firm guarantee for fresh development of the DPRK-China relations as demanded by the times that required continuity in the fraternal ties and unity between the Parties and peoples of the two countries which are inseparably bound up with each other in the struggle for their common cause.

Attaching importance to the fresh development of the traditional DPRK-Russia relations, the Party Central Committee also conducted external activities for the development of friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, in the course of which it laid a cornerstone for the expansion of friendly relations with Russia.

Through the DPRK-Cuba Pyongyang summit and the DPRK-Vietnam Hanoi summit, the Party Central Committee developed the bilateral relations, forged and verified in the common struggle for accomplishing the cause of socialism, into special ones between comrades, into strategic ones, thus radically strengthening its unity and solidarity with other socialist countries.

The proactive external activities conducted by the Party Central Committee gave a strong impetus to the socialist cause in the international arena, and demonstrated the prestige and authority of the WPK and the state, which is steering the new political trend of safeguarding independence, justice and peace.

The Party Central Committee brought about a dramatic turn in the balance of power between the DPRK and the US during the period under review, thereby wonderfully demonstrating the dignity and prestige of the DPRK.

At the one-on-one talks of the top leaders of the DPRK and the US, the first of its kind in the hostile relations between two countries, the Party Central Committee, with a strong principle of independence, made sure that the joint declaration that assured the establishment of new DPRK-US relations was adopted.

The several rounds of DPRK-US summit talks were an event of the greatest significance in the history of world politics, which demonstrated to the world the strategic position of the DPRK, which defends its independent interests and peace and justice against the superpower.

During the period under review, the Party Central Committee considerably raised the strategic position and prestige of the DPRK by relying on the indomitable and steadfast independent spirit of our people and the great might stockpiled by the country. This symbolizes the dignity and authority of the WPK and the position of our great people.

The report stressed that the rapid rise of the external position of the DPRK, whose territory and population are not so large and which is encircled by the imperialist reactionaries, is a precious fruition of the protracted and hard-fought struggle waged by the WPK and the Korean people, and it is a great historic miracle born of the great unity of the people who believed and upheld the line and policies of the Party as an absolute truth and rallied more closely around the Party despite the worsening difficulties.

As long as imperialism remains on the earth and the danger of war of aggression by the hostile forces against the DPRK remains, the historic mission of Korean revolutionary armed forces can never be changed and the DPRK national defence capability must be steadily bolstered along the track of new development.

The report set forth important tasks for the Korean People's Army to develop more firmly into a revolutionary army modelled on the Workers' Party of Korea, a sophisticated high-tech army and a reliable defender of the state and people by maintaining it as the general task for the army building to model itself on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

The report mentioned the core plan and strategic tasks of crucial importance in rapidly developing and strengthening the national defence industry.

It is necessary to develop the nuclear technology to a higher level and make nuclear weapons smaller and lighter for more tactical uses. This will make it possible to develop tactical nuclear weapons to be used as various means according to the purposes of operational duty and targets of strike in modern warfare, and continuously push ahead with the production of super- sized nuclear warheads. In this way we will be able to thoroughly contain, control and handle 6 on our own initiative various military threats on the Korean peninsula, which are inevitably accompanied the nuclear threat. The report also set a goal of attaining an advanced capability for making a preemptive and retaliatory nuclear strike by further raising the rate of precision good enough to strike and annihilate any strategic targets within a range of 15,000 Kilometers with pinpoint accuracy. And the tasks were brought up to develop and introduce hypersonic gliding flight warheads in a short period, push ahead with the development of solid-fuel engine-propelled inter-continental underwater and ground ballistic rockets as scheduled, and possess a nuclear-powered submarine and an underwater-launch nuclear strategic weapon which will be of great importance in raising the long-range nuclear striking capability.

The report also referred to the need to secure the ability of reconnaissance and information gathering based on operation of a military reconnaissance satellite in the near future, and conduct in real earnest the most important research to develop reconnaissance drones and other means of reconnaissance capable of precisely reconnoitering up to 500 km deep into the front.

It defined it as the main task facing the sector of defence science at present to rapidly advance the Korean People's Army from the conventional type into an elite hi-tech one by developing the defence science and technology and inventing more advanced weapons and combat equipment.

Making the military equipment intelligent, precise, unmanned, high-performance and light should be set as the priority target of the munitions industry, and research and development be oriented to this end.

The report mentioned the profound tasks for completing the preparations for all-people resistance, the matter of crucial importance that should never be neglected in firmly consolidating the national defence capability.

I study about some important contents of the report in term of independence, single-hearted unity and the principle of self - defense.

It is well recognized that there were over one hundred wars broken out in the history of humankind.

The cause of break-outs of all kinds of the wars relate to interest of each party involved in a certain war, even if it is small or large scale. In the view of point of idea, demand and interest of people, “war” can be called as just war and unjust war.

The war history says that all kinds of wars broke out by aggressive forces.

And the DPRK has a small in its territory and population. However, it puts most important on safeguarding its security and peace because the Korean people are most peace-loving people. The reason why the DPRK continues to strengthen its national defence capability can be explained i.e. you cannot survive, develop and make people well-being without a strong power under current situation of the world.

The Juche idea which gives principle of the position and role of the man over the world says “man is the master of his own destiny and man has the strength to shape his own destiny”

Today, imperialists have been in the thick of extending their influences in much larger scale and the confrontation, contradiction between them become aggravated as days go by.

So, it is nature that any kind of war can be easily broken out if the balance of power dose not matched.

What should be done under unchangeable logic of power pursued by imperialists?

There is only best option to make your-self much more and more strong as required by the direction guided by the Juche idea which teaches that man is the master of his own destiny and man has the strength to shape his own destiny.

It is proved that the above-mentioned achievements made by the WPK clearly shows the vitality of the Juche idea and the tasks set by the 8 th Congress of the WPK is quite right when you study the report on the basis of the principles of Juche idea.

Therefore, the vitality of the Juche idea and the justness of the report of the 8 th Congress of the WPK are proved in the line of what I discussed above.

I would like to take this opportunity to salute Comrade H.E. Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea over his brilliant leadership and firm standpoint of anti-imperialism.

Long Live Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism

Long Live H.E. Kim Jong Un

Thank you.

Paddy Kayondo,

Secretary for Institutions Uganda National Committee for the Study of Juche Idea And, Department of Research - Pan African Movement – Uganda