Pyongyang, January 29 (KCNA) — The 5th meeting of the 17th Central Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) was held in Tokyo on January 26.
Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon Han Tok Su delivered an address at the meeting.
It discussed the first agenda item “on greeting the 18th Congress of Chongryon with brilliant achievements by strengthening Chongryon and vigorously conducting patriotic movement involving all compatriots in this historic year.”
In his report on the first agenda item, Chief Vice-Chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee Ho Jong Man said that the 18th Congress of Chongryon would be a glorious and historic one which would be held for the first time after the respected General Kim Jong Il was elected General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
This year, the Chongryon officials and compatriots should make an epochal turn and fresh progress in their patriotic movement in step with the forced march of the people in the homeland for the final victory, he added.
The meeting discussed the second agenda item “On convening the 18th Congress of Chongryon.”
The Congress will be held in Tokyo on May 22 and 23, Juche 87 (1998).
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