Pyongyang, May 6 (KCNA) — The Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) opened here with splendor Friday.
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, was present there.
The congress was attended by delegates with the right to vote and speak elected at the provincial party conferences and officials of party, armed forces and power organs, economic organs, working people’s organizations and those in the fields of science, education, public health, literature and arts and media nominated at the provincial party conferences as observers.
Also present there were congratulatory groups of Koreans in Japan and the General Association of Koreans in China for celebrating the Seventh Congress of the WPK.
Kim Jong Un made an opening address.
He in his address, reflecting the infinite loyalty and ardent reverence of the delegates, Party members, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and all other people across the country, extended the noblest tribute and greatest glory to the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The participants of the congress observed a moment’s silence in memory of the anti-Japanese revolutionary war veterans, patriotic martyrs, officials, working people and pro-reunification patriotic figures who laid down their precious lives in the struggle for socialist construction, national reunification and the cause of global independence in loyal support of the guidance of the Party and the leader.
Kim Jong Un declared the congress open.
The congress elected its presidium.
The congress, reflecting the unanimous will and desire of all Party members, service personnel of the KPA and other people across the country, elected Kim Jong Un to its presidium.
Congratulatory messages and silk banners sent by the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, the General Association of Koreans in China, the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party and the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party to the congress were introduced.
Also introduced were congratulatory messages, letters, floral baskets, gifts, medals, honorary titles and diplomas presented to Kim Jong Un by heads of political parties and state, political parties, organizations, Juche idea study groups and figures of various circles of different countries, diplomatic corps, economic and commercial councilors corps here, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international bodies here.
Introduced at the congress were congratulatory messages, letters and floral baskets sent to the Seventh Congress and the C.C., the WPK by foreign political parties and heads of parties, friendship and solidarity bodies, organizations for the study of the Juche idea and personages from across spectrum.
The congress elected its secretariat.
The congress heard congratulatory messages to Kim Jong Un from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan and the General Association of Koreans in China and silk banners were presented.
The congress sent congratulatory messages to the service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces who performed distinguished feats in defending the party congress and to the working people and officials of the institutions, industrial establishments and cooperative farms who performed brilliant labor feats in the 70-day campaign of loyalty.
The congress approved the following agenda items:
1. Review of the work of the C.C., the WPK.
2. Review of the work of the Central Audit Commission of the WPK.
3. On revising the Rules of the WPK.
4. On electing Kim Jong Un to the top post of the WPK.
5. Election to the central leadership organ of the WPK.
The congress started the discussion on the first agenda item.
Kim Jong Un began the report on the work of the C.C., the WPK.
The presentation of the report will go on at the second day-sitting.
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