Fifth Enlarged Meeting of Eighth Central Military Commission of WPK heldMarch 12, 2023
The Fifth Enlarged Meeting of the Eighth Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea took place at a time when the whole country has turned out in the efforts to implement the decisions of the Eighth Congress of the WPK and plenary meetings of the Central Committee in singled-hearted unity.
Present there were members of the WPK Central Military Commission, commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, commanding officers of the Korean People's Army services and army corps. Attending there as observers were cadres of relevant departments of the WPK Central Committee.
The enlarged meeting discussed the orientations of major political and military activities facing the KPA including the issue of powerfully launching the nationwide struggle by dispatching the KPA to the major theatres for rapid development in socialist construction, and measures for it.
The WPK Central Military Commission reaffirmed the importance of solving the rural question, set forth by the WPK as a prerequisite and strategic foremost affair in accomplishing the cause of socialism, and the present state of rural construction. And since the medium- and long-term development orientation and goal for the socialist rural construction were set clearly, it raised as a key point for discussion the issue of implementing them unconditionally.
The meeting confirmed the KPA's action orientation and detailed duties for accelerating rural development, regional construction and grand socialist construction which the Party has planned on a long-term basis and is leading to be a purposeful struggle, discussed the organizational and structural measures for implementing them and ways for using forces, and unanimously approved the relevant resolutions.
It discussed and adopted the important practical steps for making more effective, powerful and aggressive use of the war deterrent of the country in coping with the present situation in which the war provocations of the US and south Korea are reaching the red line.
At the meeting
The KPA should become a driving force and model in the sacred struggle for the socialist rural construction and economic development to turn the ideal of the people into reality, unconditionally implement the stepwise goals and thus unfailingly bring about the entities of prosperity welcomed by the whole country year after year, he said.
Encouraged by the deep trust of the General Secretary who has put forward the KPA again in the van of building a prospering country to provide the people with a high civilized and happy life, all the participants made a firm pledge to certainly attain the goals of grand changes for national prosperity by fulfilling their important responsibilities and duties in carrying out the militant tasks set forth by the Party Central Military Commission.
The enlarged meeting will be recorded in the history of the country as a significant meeting which further clarified the revolutionary character and nature of the KPA, the army of the Party and the people, and provided a decisive guarantee for the implementation of the programme for rural revolution in the new era and the overall development of socialist construction and made a big stride of practice for the promotion of the people's wellbeing.