Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) — The line of economic construction in the Songun era which calls for giving priority to the development of the national defence industry and developing light industry and agriculture simultaneously serves as a strategic line to be consistently held fast to by the DPRK in building socialist economy as it helps most properly combine the issue of building national defence and economy with that of improving the people’s living standard as required by the era and the revolution, says Minju Joson in an editorial Saturday.
Saying that the Workers’ Party of Korea’s line of building economy is the most revolutionary line of building economy as it makes it possible to protect the dignity of the country and the nation and defend socialism, the editorial continues:
The line of economic construction in the Songun era the keynote of which is to give priority to the development of the national defence industry is the most unique and revolutionary line as it make it possible to perform the duty to carry out the Korean revolution and conduct economic construction from a Juche-based stand under the prevailing situation.
This line is the unique line of economic construction which makes it possible to most successfully pursue the great Songun politics, independent politics and benevolent politics. It serves as the unique Korean style line of building socialist economy as it makes it possible to protect the dignity and authority of the country and fully display the advantages and might of socialism under the banner of Songun.
It is a sacred undertaking to remain true to leader Kim Jong Il’s Songun revolutionary leadership for the officials and other working people to thoroughly implement the line of economic construction in the Songun era. It is also a worthwhile work to effect a fresh leaping advance and innovations in this year’s general offensive for building a great prosperous powerful nation.
All efforts should be channeled into giving priority to the development of the national defence industry. We should consider it as a vital issue related to the destiny of the country and the revolution to keep the munitions production going, improve the quality of its products and modernize the equipment of the People’s Army and provide it with everything necessary on a top priority basis.
It is also necessary to exert efforts to develop light industry and agriculture simultaneously in order to decisively improve the standard of the people’s living.
The paper calls for waging a drive to implement the above-said line to the letter by the Songun political mode.
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