Day of the Sun and Present Times

Dr. Roberto Carbonel Pezo

Director, Board of Directors, Latin American Institute of Juche Idea

We pay noble tribute to the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung on the occasion of April 15.

The Juche idea, the whole of viable man-centred theory and his thinking and revolutionary activities and his main legacy, was further developed by the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il and applied in the several fields of economic life, the policies of public health and education and the development of science and culture. By applying independence, creativity and consciousness which are the principles of the Juche idea, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung defeated the US and Japanese imperialists and their allied forces, turned the DPRK into a military power possessed of A-bomb, H-bomb and ICBM, the reliable guarantee for its independence and sovereignty, thus checking hostile actions of the US imperialists with composure. Unity of the leader, the Party and the masses serves as a guarantee that enables to develop the socialist society and defend the Korean revolution.

As days go by, it becomes obvious that the DPRK has attained a high level in terms of politics, the economy and military. Despite the huge obstacles to advance of the Korean revolution, the DPRK, under the wise leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un, registered big victories by embodying Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. Even when the worldwide health crisis broke out and severe natural disasters hit the DPRK in succession it made unyielding efforts to implement its fighting programme.

We appreciate the successful Eighth Congress of the WPK declared open by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un on January 5, 2021. Also, we pay noble respect and homage to Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the eternal leaders of the WPK, the state and the Korean people.

The congress that gave orientations for serving the people, suggests that “The people are God” is the stand maintained consistently in the building of a socialist state and its activities by the WPK and that the whole Party must serve the people under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, single-hearted unity and self-reliance.

The main characteristic of this Party Congress is that it deliberately analyzed and reviewed the present situation of several fields and units in viewpoint of the Party, the revolution and the people. Consequently, thoroughgoing review is made in an all-round way to decide the correct orientation and tasks aimed at achieving fresh victories in Korean-style socialist construction by its own efforts. Like this, it made clear at home and abroad that the Congress would be a congress for work, struggle and progress.

Along with this, the Rules of the Workers’ Party of Korea were newly modified to correctly reflect the principles of Party building and work and the demand of the developing reality, thus providing an important framework for strengthening the Party’s leadership ability and fighting efficiency and achieving its sound development.

It was mentioned at the Congress that it was necessary to develop the DPRK economy in metallurgical industry and chemical industry and propel the building of hydroelectric power stations. The Congress also mentioned about the coal industry, the leading sector of the self-supporting economy, the machine industry to be switched to a development- and creation-oriented industry for developing and producing modern and high-performance machine products and the mining industry. It also mentioned that the sectors of railway, land and marine transport should be modernized, agricultural production increased and light and fishing industry developed.

The Congress put forward tasks in education, public heath and culture.

It is noted that security of the state and life of the people must be protected from the pandemic disease by establishing working system and discipline in the sector of public health and maintaining stable anti-epidemic situation. This is the campaign of making selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people to protect life of the people and defend their wellbeing from the world health crisis and successive natural disasters.

The Congress put forward tasks of updating educational contents and methods and educational management system to meet the pedagogical demand in the sector of education and opening up a new era of efflorescence of socialist culture by bringing about revolution in the sectors of art and literature, mass media and sports.

Targets for scientific and technical development to be attained in each sector during the period of the new five-year plan were set forth at the Congress.

The Party Congress put forward the major strategic task to strengthen national defence capabilities, the cornerstone for existence of the state and the reliable guarantee for dignity, security and peace of the country and people and the tasks to develop the KPA into a revolutionary and sophisticated high-tech army equipped with advanced weapons by modeling itself on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. The Congress also examined in depth the issues for external relations and inter-Korean relations. The WPK’s leadership guarantees peaceful development and prosperity of the Korean people and the world people.

We pay the noblest tribute to Comrade Kim Il Sung who added brilliance to the reality of the DPRK before the whole world.

Eternal Glory to Comrade Kim Il Sung!