Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kim Jong Un Visits Newly-Remodeled Pyongyang Teacher Training College

Pyongyang, January 17 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the newly-remodeled Pyongyang Teacher Training College.
In February Last year he gave instructions to turn the college into a model put on a scientific, IT and modern basis at a high level and generalize it across the country and solved all problems arising in its reconstruction.
Officials, party members and working people of Pyongyang City completed the project for updating the college with a total floor space of more than 24 100 square meters in a short period, true to his intention.
The Supreme Leader highly appreciated them for having successfully turned the college into a world-level exemplary one.
Going round a room dedicated to the history of the college, an education science exhibition hall, an education control room, a multi-function class room, a library, a gymnasium, a dormitory and other parts of the college, he learned in detail about its modernization and educational work.
The college, founded in September 1968, could cover a proud course of development under the wise guidance and                                                             meticulous              care of
President Kim II Sung and leader Kim Jong II over the past years, he said, urging its officials and teaching staff to devote their wisdom and passion to the educational work, well aware of their important duty, and thus add shine to the immortal exploits of the great leaders.
Saying that he was very glad to see the college equipped with ultra-modern education facilities, school things and operation facilities, he expressed his great satisfaction over them.
Education is a patriotic work of lasting significance for the country's future and the teacher training colleges have an important role to play in glorifying the DPRK as a country of education and a talent power by bringing about a radical improvement in education in the new century, he said.
He added that the Party remodeled Pyongyang Teacher Training College with much care as it attaches importance to the teacher training colleges, a pedigree establishment for training teachers in charge of the education of children and that every province should spruce up colleges of education with it as a model.
He stressed that the teaching staff of the country, including teachers of the college, should dedicate their ardent patriotism and pure conscience to the educational work, well conscious of being the master of education and the work for improvement in education in the new century.
Expressing belief that the officials, teachers and students of the college would fulfill their duty in the work to put the preschool and primary school education on a fresh scientific basis, he had a photo session with them.

Accompanying him were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

Kim Jong Un Inspects State Academy of Sciences

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences.
The Supreme Leader, accompanied by officials, made a bow before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at the academy.
He went round the newly remodelled revolutionary museum there.
Watching with keen interest the valuable historic data and relics, he said that the academy, founded in December 1952 on the initiative of Kim Il Sung, could advance along the road of glorious development under the care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He underscored the need to do well the ideological education through the revolutionary museum so as to let all scientists bear in mind the unshakable faith that science knows no frontiers but they have the base of science and the precious socialist country which they should serve with science and that they will engage themselves in science only under the red flag of the Workers' Party of Korea and thus make them glorify the noble ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il with great successes in scientific researches.
He looked round the Exhibition of Scientific Research Successes.
Noting that the exhibition was remodelled well and a great deal of scientific research achievements and exhibits are on display, he said that fruits of our scientists' brains are very admirable and this place is a treasure house of self-reliance and self-development and the academy is the birthplace of self-reliance and self- development.
Though they are hard pressed for everything under the difficult conditions, our scientists do a great work in the struggle for developing the national economy and improving the people's standard of living, he said. He sent his warm greetings to all the scientists and technicians across the country and bestowed great favours on the academy with special bonus.
He said the one of the secrets that the Korean revolution could make great strides despite stern ordeals and difficulties and the strategic position of our Republic could be strengthened considerably was that we have staked the sovereignty and prestige of the country and nation and the destiny of socialism on science and technology and directed primary efforts to the sci-tech development. Thanks to the foundation of self-supporting national economy, scientific and technical forces trained with our own efforts and their clear heads, there are no difficulties insurmountable for us despite the enemies' sanctions of 10 years or 100 years, he added.
We should channel big efforts into the work with talents of science and technology, respect them, solve in good time knotty problems so that they may not feel inconvenience in their researches and life and, at the same time, continue to increase investment in scientific researches, he said. He discussed the measures to better the State Academy of Sciences and Wisong Scientists Residential District.
He expressed expectations and belief that the officials and scientists of the academy would make a tangible contribution to building a prosperous and powerful country with scientific research successes before having a photo session with them.

Accompanying him were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Choe Tong Myong, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

Inter-Korean High-Level Talks Held

Panmunjom, January 9 (KCNA) -- Inter-Korean high-level talks were held on Tuesday at the "house of peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom amid great expectations and interests of all the fellow countrymen and people at home and abroad.
Present there were a delegation of the north side led by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, and a delegation of south side with Minister of Unification Jo Myong Gyun as chief delegate.
At the talks the north and south authorities discussed in earnest the principled issues arising in successfully holding the 23rd Winter Olympics in south Korea and improving the inter-Korean relations, and adopted the following joint press release.
Joint press release of inter-Korean high-level talks Inter-Korean high-level talks were held at Panmunjom on Jan. 9.
At the talks both sides had sincere discussions of the participation of a delegation of the north side in the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the improvement of the inter-Korean relations in conformity with the desire and expectations of all the Koreans and agreed as follows:
The north and the south agreed to proactively cooperate in ensuring that the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the south side area would be successfully held, providing an occasion for enhancing the prestige of the nation.
In this regard the north side agreed to send a delegation of the National Olympic Committee, sports teams, a cheer group, an art troupe, a Taekwon-do demonstration group and a press corps along with a high-level delegation to the Olympics, and the south side agreed to provide conveniences needed for them.
Both sides agreed to open working-level talks with regard to the north's dispatching of an advance party for a field tour beforehand and participation in the Winter Olympics, and agreed to discuss a schedule in the way of exchange of documents hereafter.
The north and the south agreed to make concerted efforts to ease the military tension, create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and promote national reconciliation and unity.
They shared the viewpoint that the present military tension should be ironed out and for this agreed to have talks between the military authorities.
They agreed to promote national reconciliation and unity by invigorating contacts and travels, and exchange and cooperation in various fields.
The north and the south agreed to respect the north-south declarations and solve all problems arising in inter-Korean relations through dialogue and negotiations on the principle of By Our Nation Itself.

For doing this, both sides agreed to have talks of every field along with high-level talks between the north and the south aimed at improving the inter-Korean relations.

FM Spokesman Flays U.S. Trumpeting about "Religious Freedom"

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Institute for American Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 11 as regards the fact that the U.S. Department of State re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concern for religious freedom".
On December 22, 2017, Lex Tillerson, secretary of State of the U.S., designated 10 countries including the DPRK, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia as so-called "states of special concern for religious freedom" and following his designation, the U.S. Department of State issued its official statement on January 4 that it re-listed those countries as "the states of special concern for religious freedom".
The "religious freedom" much chanted like monk's prayers by the U.S. is nothing more than a means to seek internal disintegration and overthrow of systems in the countries that are not in its favor and hence the U.S. chanting of "religious freedom" is being subject to condemnation and rejection in many countries around the globe.
The U.S. is the world's worst state of religious oppression and discrimination that is indulged in acts of infringing upon the religious freedom and it even forbids citizens of some Islamic countries from their normal travels under the pretext of anti-terrorism. The U.S. has already lost any right to say this and that about religious freedom.
The DPRK is the most superior socialist state that legally guarantees the freedom of religions.

To us who have accomplished the great historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces with confidence in the final victory in the showdown with imperialism and the U.S., the stereotyped talk of "religious freedom" by the U.S. is nothing more than a scream of a loser. -0-

U.S. Denounced for Abusing Religion in Its Moves against DPRK

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Council of Religionists issued a statement Thursday over the fact that the Trump group of the U.S. started a smear campaign against the DPRK under the pretext of "religious issue" from the outset of the new year.
The statement said:
The U.S. State Department in a statement of its spokesman on Jan. 4 re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concerns for religious freedom" where "religious freedom" is seriously encroached upon.
This is the last-ditch efforts of those lost to senses, being taken aback by the DPRK's successful completion of its state nuclear force, and it is part of the vicious smear campaign to tarnish the dignity of the DPRK and its drastically enhanced strategic position over the religious issue.
The U.S. is a matchless monster state, the world's biggest rogue state devoid of any right and face to talk about religious freedom.
The religionists of the DPRK consider the U.S. to be a group of Satans and Asuras as it barbarously bombed and destroyed religious facilities in Korea like churches, Buddhist temples and cathedrals and mercilessly massacred a large number of religionists.
During the last Korean War, thousands of religious facilities that had existed in the northern half of Korea were leveled by the barbarous bombardment of the U.S. who often advocates "religious freedom" and hundreds of thousands of innocent believers were ruthlessly massacred by the American ogres.
The U.S. is keen on getting braced for a nuclear war against the DPRK while openly calling for "total destruction" of the DPRK and "extermination of the nation", thereby seriously threatening the sacred cradle of the religious life of the believers in the DPRK.
The U.S. is trying hard to insult the dignified DPRK and shake the faith of the believers in the DPRK while trumpeting about the "religious freedom". But it is nothing but an anachronistic wild dream.
The faith and will of the believers of the Republic who trust and follow the great leader, Heaven of Korea, as savior of the destiny remain unchanged and they are unbreakable.
The U.S. has to immediately stop the mean and vicious act of finding fault with the DPRK, being pursuant to the anachronistic hostile policy toward it.

The Korean Council of Religionists will strongly counter the U.S. ferocious tyranny and hostile policy toward the DPRK in solidarity with the religionists of different countries valuing love, peace and justice, in the future, too.

Ideal Statesman

Today the international community has a keen interest in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as it is making remarkable progress in the struggle for the defence of its sovereignty and against the sanctions and blockade by the US and its vassal forces. They admire its leader, calling him an ideal statesman in the present era who is possessed of ennobling personality and all-round abilities.
First, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has lofty virtues and loves his people.
The benevolent statesman administers the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving the people.
His political ideal is "We serve the people!" and "Everything for the people!"
Having set it as his ultimate goal to make his people better off, he has given top and absolute priority to guaranteeing their interests. His criteria for judging the quality of buildings and any others are the feedback from the people and their comfort. He spends most of his time on his field guidance trips, not in his office, to see his people all over the country. Whenever he has an opportunity to talk to leading officials of the state, he says that they should make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people.
The Korean people follow him as their father and teacher, not merely as the leader of their country.
Second, he possesses sophisticated leadership abilities, unexcelled drive and unyielding fortitude.
As is known worldwide, the DPRK is building its economy amid the US-led decades- long sanctions and blockade. In such critical situation other countries would have collapsed. However, the DPRK has built up its national strength under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. His appeal to his people to display the spirit of self-development first enjoys unqualified support from them and inspires them to further efforts.
He gives advice on keys to production growth and modernization by dint of his keen insight and encyclopaedic knowledge.
Under his guidance there have been built a number of model factories and enterprises which have been made Juche-oriented, modern, IT-based and scientific, and advanced management methods and good experience generalized throughout the country. As a result, the country's heavy industry is rapidly developing with defence industry as its backbone, and its light industry is making an active contribution to improving the people's standard of living.
As for the military capability, a major criterion for evaluating the national strength of a country, the DPRK has risen to the status of a world-class military power with cutting-edge strategic weapons and H-bombs.
The international community commented that in recent years the DPRK has been transformed beyond recognition under the guidance of Kim Jong Un, emerging as a new power on the world stage.
Third, the DPRK's current leader is strong in faith and conviction, and he adheres strictly to the principle of independence.
There are about 200 countries on the planet.
The unfair international order prevails around the world, by which some particular countries act in a high-handed manner and big nations seek to dominate small ones.
Kim Jong Un views national sovereignty as the lifeblood of his country, never tolerating the high-handedness and arbitrariness of big powers. A guardian of justice, he stands up to the haughty US, challenging its uni-polarization policy.
Once a weak state in the previous century, the Korean nation is raising its voice in the international arena. Credit should go to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
The international media commented that Kim Jong Un is a benevolent statesman endowed with warm humanity, a young leader who has built up his country's strength to the maximum and is taming the US by adopting a series of tough measures.
The independent power under this sagacious leader will surely greet a golden age of prosperity.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Inter-Korean High-Level Talks Held

Panmunjom, January 9 (KCNA) -- Inter-Korean high-level talks were held on Tuesday at the "house of peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom amid great expectations and interests of all the fellow countrymen and people at home and abroad. Present there were a delegation of the north side led by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, and a delegation of south side with Minister of Unification Jo Myong Gyun as chief delegate. At the talks the north and south authorities discussed in earnest the principled issues arising in successfully holding the 23rd Winter Olympics in south Korea and improving the inter-Korean relations, and adopted the following joint press release. Joint press release of inter-Korean high-level talks Inter-Korean high-level talks were held at Panmunjom on Jan. 9. At the talks both sides had sincere discussions of the participation of a delegation of the north side in the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the improvement of the inter-Korean relations in conformity with the desire and expectations of all the Koreans and agreed as follows: The north and the south agreed to proactively cooperate in ensuring that the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the south side area would be successfully held, providing an occasion for enhancing the prestige of the nation. In this regard the north side agreed to send a delegation of the National Olympic Committee, sports teams, a cheer group, an art troupe, a Taekwon-do demonstration group and a press corps along with a high-level delegation to the Olympics, and the south side agreed to provide conveniences needed for them. Both sides agreed to open working-level talks with regard to the north's dispatching of an advance party for a field tour beforehand and participation in the Winter Olympics, and agreed to discuss a schedule in the way of exchange of documents hereafter. The north and the south agreed to make concerted efforts to ease the military tension, create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and promote national reconciliation and unity. They shared the viewpoint that the present military tension should be ironed out and for this agreed to have talks between the military authorities. They agreed to promote national reconciliation and unity by invigorating contacts and travels, and exchange and cooperation in various fields. The north and the south agreed to respect the north-south declarations and solve all problems arising in inter-Korean relations through dialogue and negotiations on the principle of By Our Nation Itself. For doing this, both sides agreed to have talks of every field along with high-level talks between the north and the south aimed at improving the inter-Korean relations.

FM Spokesman Flays U.S. Trumpeting about "Religious Freedom"

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Institute for American Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 11 as regards the fact that the U.S. Department of State re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concern for religious freedom". On December 22, 2017, Lex Tillerson, secretary of State of the U.S., designated 10 countries including the DPRK, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia as so-called "states of special concern for religious freedom" and following his designation, the U.S. Department of State issued its official statement on January 4 that it re-listed those countries as "the states of special concern for religious freedom".
The "religious freedom" much chanted like monk's prayers by the U.S. is nothing more than a means to seek internal disintegration and overthrow of systems in the countries that are not in its favour and hence the U.S. chanting of "religious freedom" is being subject to condemnation and rejection in many countries around the globe.
The U.S. is the world's worst state of religious oppression and discrimination that is indulged in acts of infringing upon the religious freedom and it even forbids citizens of some Islamic countries from their normal travels under the pretext of anti-terrorism.

The U.S. has already lost any right to say this and that about religious freedom. The DPRK is the most superior socialist state that legally guarantees the freedom of religions. To us who have accomplished the great historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces with confidence in the final victory in the showdown with imperialism and the U.S., the stereotyped talk of "religious freedom" by the U.S. is nothing more than a scream of a loser. 

U.S. Denounced for Abusing Religion in Its Moves against DPRK

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Council of Religionists issued a statement Thursday over the fact that the Trump group of the U.S. started a smear campaign against the DPRK under the pretext of "religious issue" from the outset of the new year.
The statement said: The U.S. State Department in a statement of its spokesman on Jan. 4 re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concerns for religious freedom" where "religious freedom" is seriously encroached upon. This is the last-ditch efforts of those lost to senses, being taken aback by the DPRK's successful completion of its state nuclear force, and it is part of the vicious smear campaign to tarnish the dignity of the DPRK and it’s drastically enhanced strategic position over the religious issue.
The U.S. is a matchless monster state, the world's biggest rogue state devoid of any right and face to talk about religious freedom. The religionists of the DPRK consider the U.S. to be a group of Satan and Asuras as it barbarously bombed and destroyed religious facilities in Korea like churches, Buddhist temples and cathedrals and mercilessly massacred a large number of religionists.
During the last Korean War, thousands of religious facilities that had existed in the northern half of Korea were levelled by the barbarous bombardment of the U.S. who often advocates "religious freedom" and hundreds of thousands of innocent believers were ruthlessly massacred by the American ogres.
The U.S. is keen on getting braced for a nuclear war against the DPRK while openly calling for "total destruction" of the DPRK and "extermination of the nation", thereby seriously threatening the sacred cradle of the religious life of the believers in the DPRK.
The U.S. is trying hard to insult the dignified DPRK and shake the faith of the believers in the DPRK while trumpeting about the "religious freedom". But it is nothing but an anachronistic wild dream. The faith and will of the believers of the Republic who trust and follow the great leader, Heaven of Korea, as saviour of the destiny remain unchanged and they are unbreakable.

The U.S. has to immediately stop the mean and vicious act of finding fault with the DPRK, being pursuant to the anachronistic hostile policy toward it. The Korean Council of Religionists will strongly counter the U.S. ferocious tyranny and hostile policy toward the DPRK in solidarity with the religionists of different countries valuing love, peace and justice, in the future, too.

Kim Jong Un Inspects State Academy of Sciences

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences. The Supreme Leader, accompanied by officials, made a bow before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at the academy. He went round the newly remodelled revolutionary museum there. Watching with keen interest the valuable historic data and relics, he said that the academy, founded in December 1952 on the initiative of Kim Il Sung, could advance along the road of glorious development under the care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. He underscored the need to do well the ideological education through the revolutionary museum so as to let all scientists bear in mind the unshakable faith that science knows no frontiers but they have the base of science and the precious socialist country which they should serve with science and that they will engage themselves in science only under the red flag of the Workers' Party of Korea and thus make them glorify the noble ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il with great successes in scientific researches. He looked round the Exhibition of Scientific Research Successes. Noting that the exhibition was remodelled well and a great deal of scientific research achievements and exhibits are on display, he said that fruits of our scientists' brains are very admirable and this place is a treasure house of self-reliance and self-development and the academy is the birthplace of self-reliance and self development. Though they are hard pressed for everything under the difficult conditions, our scientists do a great work in the struggle for developing the national economy and improving the people's standard of living, he said. He sent his warm greetings to all the scientists and technicians across the country and bestowed great favors on the academy with special bonus. He said the one of the secrets that the Korean revolution could make great strides despite stern ordeals and difficulties and the strategic position of our Republic could be strengthened considerably was that we have staked the sovereignty and prestige of the country and nation and the destiny of socialism on science and technology and directed primary efforts to the sci-tech development. Thanks to the foundation of self-supporting national economy, scientific and technical forces trained with our own efforts and their clear heads, there are no difficulties insurmountable for us despite the enemies' sanctions of 10 years or 100 years, he added. We should channel big efforts into the work with talents of science and technology, respect them, solve in good time knotty problems so that they may not feel inconvenience in their researches and life and, at the same time, continue to increase investment in scientific researches, he said. He discussed the measures to better the State Academy of Sciences and Wisong Scientists Residential District. He expressed expectations and belief that the officials and scientists of the academy would make a tangible contribution to building a prosperous and powerful country with scientific research successes before having a photo session with them. Accompanying him were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Choe Tong Myong, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

DPRK


IDEAL STATESMAN

Today the international community has a keen interest in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as it is making remarkable progress in the struggle for the defence of its sovereignty and against the sanctions and blockade by the US and its vassal forces. They admire its leader, calling him an ideal statesman in the present era who is possessed of ennobling personality and all-round abilities.
First, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has lofty virtues and loves his people.
The benevolent statesman administers the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving the people.
His political ideal is "We serve the people!" and "Everything for the people!"
Having set it as his ultimate goal to make his people better off, he has given top and absolute priority to guaranteeing their interests. His criteria for judging the quality of buildings and any others are the feedback from the people and their comfort. He spends most of his time on his field guidance trips, not in his office, to see his people all over the country. Whenever he has an opportunity to talk to leading officials of the state, he says that they should make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people.
The Korean people follow him as their father and teacher, not merely as the leader of their country.
Second, he possesses sophisticated leadership abilities, unexcelled drive and unyielding fortitude.
As is known worldwide, the DPRK is building its economy amid the US-led decades- long sanctions and blockade. In such critical situation other countries would have collapsed. However, the DPRK has built up its national strength under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. His appeal to his people to display the spirit of self-development first enjoys unqualified support from them and inspires them to further efforts.
He gives advice on keys to production growth and modernization by dint of his keen insight and encyclopaedic knowledge.
Under his guidance, a number of model factories and enterprises which have been made Juche-oriented, modern, IT-based and scientific there have been built, and advanced management methods and good experience generalized throughout the country. As a result, the country's heavy industry is rapidly developing with defence industry as its backbone, and its light industry is making an active contribution to improving the people's standard of living.
As for the military capability, a major criterion for evaluating the national strength of a country, the DPRK has risen to the status of a world-class military power with cutting-edge strategic weapons and H-bombs.
The international community commented that in recent years the DPRK has been transformed beyond recognition under the guidance of Kim Jong Un, emerging as a new power on the world stage.
Third, the DPRK's current leader is strong in faith and conviction, and he adheres strictly to the principle of independence.
There are about 200 countries on the planet.
The unfair international order prevails around the world, by which some particular countries act in a high-handed manner and big nations seek to dominate small ones.
Kim Jong Un views national sovereignty as the lifeblood of his country, never tolerating the high-handedness and arbitrariness of big powers. A guardian of justice, he stands up to the haughty US, challenging its uni-polarization policy.
Once a weak state in the previous century, the Korean nation is raising its voice in the international arena. Credit should go to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
The international media commented that Kim Jong Un is a benevolent statesman endowed with warm humanity, a young leader who has built up his country's strength to the maximum and is taming the US by adopting a series of tough measures. 
The independent power under this sagacious leader will surely greet a golden age of prosperity.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

JOINT STATEMENT OF NIGERIAN COMMITTEES ON THE STUDY OF KIMILSUNGISM-KIMJONGILISM

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army clarified in the New Year speech 2018 to make this year as a year of great event to be recorded in the history of the nation by improving the frozen North-South relations.
We are claiming that all the facts introducing the nuclear armaments and aggressive forces of the U.S. into Korean peninsular and the joint military exercises of nuclear war with outside forces should be stooped.
The Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the Nigerian Study Group on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the Nigerian Study Group on Juche Philosophy, the Nigerian Study Group on Songun Politics, the Nigerian Study Group on Self-reliance extend its full support and solidarity to the standpoint illuminated in the New Year address by Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un for the national reunification.
We are firmly convinced that the Korean people will achieve fresh victory in the struggle for national reunification and the building of great prosperous and socialist power under the wise leadership of H.E. Respected Supreme Leader.

Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism
Nigerian Study Group on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism
Nigerian Study Group on Juche Philosophy
Nigerian Study Group on Songun Politics

Nigerian Study Group on Self-reliance

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made the New Year Address for 2018

The full text of the New Year Address reads:
Dear fellow countrymen and brave service personnel of the People's Army,
Dear compatriots,
Today, recollecting with great pleasure and pride and deep emotion the proud achievements we performed last year through our diligent and worthwhile labour and sincere efforts and by the sweat of our brow, we are all seeing in the New Year 2018 with fresh hopes and expectations.
Greeting the hope-filled New Year, I wish the families across the country good health, happiness, success and prosperity. I also wish that the beautiful dreams of all our people, including the hopes of our children in the New Year, would come true.
Comrades,
As I look back upon last year, when I worked strenuously on the road of achieving national prosperity, gaining great strength and wisdom from the pure minds of the dauntless people who invariably trusted and followed the Party even in the face of manifold difficulties and trials, I feel my heart swelling with the pride in waging the revolution shoulder to shoulder with a great people.
On behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, I extend sincere thanks and New Year greetings to all the people and service personnel who won miraculous victories to be noteworthy in the national history of 5 000 years by sharing mind and purpose with the Party and supporting its determination on the road of arduous yet glorious struggle.
My New Year greetings go also to the compatriots in the south and abroad who are fighting for the reunification of the country and to the progressive peoples and other friends across the world who opposed war of aggression and gave firm solidarity to our cause of justice.
Comrades,
The year 2017 was a year of heroic struggle and great victory, a year when we set up an indestructible milestone in the history of building a powerful socialist country with the spirit of self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force.
Last year the moves of the United States and its vassal forces to isolate and stifle our country went to extremes, and our revolution faced the harshest-ever challenges. In the face of the prevailing situation and the worst trials on the road of advance, our Party trusted the people and the people defended the Party death-defiantly, turning adversity and misfortune to good account and achieving brilliant successes on all the fronts where a powerful socialist country is being built.
Through last year's grandiose struggle we powerfully demonstrated at home and abroad our immutable faith and will to follow to the end the road of Juche-oriented socialism opened up by the great Comrades Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II and the single-hearted unity of socialist Korea in which all the people are firmly united behind the Party.
An outstanding success our Party, state and people won last year was the accomplishment of the great, historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces.
On this platform one year ago I officially made public on behalf of the Party and government that we had entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. In the past one year we conducted several rounds of its test launch, aimed at implementing the programme, safely and transparently, thus proving before the eyes of the world its definite success.
By also conducting tests of various means of nuclear delivery and super-intense thermonuclear weapon, we attained our general orientation and strategic goal with success, and our Republic has at last come to possess a powerful and reliable war deterrent, which no force and nothing can reverse.
Our country's nuclear forces are capable of thwarting and countering any nuclear threats from the United States, and they constitute a powerful deterrent that prevents it from starting an adventurous war.
In no way would the United States dare to ignite a war against me and our country.
The whole of its mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time; the United States needs to be clearly aware that this is not merely a threat but a reality.
We have realized the wish of the great leaders who devoted their lives to building the strongest national defence capability for reliably safeguarding our country's sovereignty, and we have created a mighty sword for defending peace, as desired by all our people who had to tighten their belts for long years. This great victory eloquently proves the validity and vitality of the Party's line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces and its idea of prioritizing science, and it is a great historic achievement that has opened up bright prospects for the building of a prosperous country and inspired our service personnel and people with confidence in sure victory.
I offer my noble respects to the heroic Korean people who, despite the difficult living conditions caused by life threatening sanctions and blockade, have firmly trusted, absolutely supported and dynamically implemented our Party's line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts.
My warm, comradely greetings go also to our defence scientists and workers in the munitions industry who made devoted efforts all the year round, to demonstrate to the world that the plans and decisions of the Party Central Committee are a science and a truth and that they automatically mean their materialization.
Last year we also made notable headway in carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development.
As a result of our vigorous endeavour to establish the Juche orientation in the metallurgical industry, an oxygen-blast furnace of our own style was built at the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex to maintain regular production of pig iron by relying on anthracite, and prospects were opened up for consolidating the independent foundations of the chemical industry and attaining the five-year strategy's goal for the output of chemical products.
Numerous light-industry factories in such sectors as textile, footwear, knitwear and foodstuff industries raised high the banner of Juche orientation and made proactive efforts to propel the modernization of several production lines by means of our own technology and our own equipment. By doing so, they provided a guarantee for making the range of consumer goods varied and improving their quality.
The machine-building industry, by upholding the banner of self-reliance and relying on science and technology, creditably attained the Party's goal for the production of new-type tractors and trucks, and thus laid solid foundations for speeding up the Juche orientation and modernization of the national economy and the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy. The agricultural sector, by actively introducing scientific farming methods, increased the ranks of high-yield farms and work teams and reaped an unusually rich fruit harvest in spite of unfavourable climatic conditions.
Our service personnel and people built magnificent Ryomyong Street and the large- scale livestock farming base in the Sepho area, and completed the task for the first stage of the forest restoration campaign, thereby demonstrating the might of great army-people unity and the potential of the socialist independent economy.
Amid a vigorous struggle for the creation of the Mallima speed, new model units emerged one after another, and a large number of factories and enterprises fulfilled their quotas of the yearly national economic plan ahead of schedule and made a proud achievement of surpassing their peak-year levels.
Successes were also made on the scientific and cultural fronts last year.
Scientists and technicians resolved scientific and technological problems arising in the building of a powerful socialist country and completed research projects in the cutting- edge field, thereby giving stimulus to economic development and the improvement of the people's living standards. The socialist education system was further improved and the educational environment upgraded, while medical service conditions were bettered. An example of artistic performance activities was created to infuse the whole country with revolutionary optimism and the militant spirit, and
our sportspeople won victories in different international competitions.
All the successes made last year are the triumph of the Juche-oriented revolutionary line of the Workers' Party of Korea and a precious fruition of the heroic struggle of the service personnel and people who are firmly rallied behind the Party.
Our Party and people achieved such signal victories others could never think of achieving by their own efforts in the face of the sanctions-and-blockade moves the United States and its vassal forces perpetrated more viciously than ever before to stamp out the rights to sovereignty, existence and development of the DPRK. Herein lays the source of their dignity and their great pride and self-confidence.
I would like to extend my warm thanks once again to all the people and service personnel who victoriously advanced the cause of building a powerful socialist country, always sharing the destiny with the Party and braving all difficulties and trials on the eventful days of last year.
Comrades,
This year we will mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea. To mark the 70th anniversary of their state with splendour is of real significance for the great people, who have risen with dignity the status of their socialist country, the greatest patriotic legacy of the great Comrades Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II, to that of a strategic state recognized by the world.
We should make constant innovations and continued progress until we win the final victory of the revolution by carrying on the tradition of heroic struggle and collective innovation which adorned the founding and course of development of Juche Korea. A revolutionary general offensive should be launched to achieve fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country by taking the historic victory in the building of the DPRK's nuclear forces as a springboard for fresh progress.
"Let us launch a revolutionary general offensive to achieve fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country!"-this is the revolutionary slogan we should uphold. All officials, Party members and other working people should launch an all-people general offensive to frustrate the challenges of the hostile forces who are making last-ditch efforts and raise the overall strength of our Republic to a new stage of development as they brought about a great upsurge in socialist construction overcoming all difficulties through the great Chollima upswing after the war.
A breakthrough should be made in reenergizing the overall economic front this year, the third year of implementing the five-year strategy for national economic development.
The central task facing socialist economic construction this year is to enhance the independence and Juche character of the national economy and improve the people's standard of living as required by the revolutionary counterstrategy put forward by the Second Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Party.
We should concentrate all efforts on consolidating the independence and Juche character of the national economy.
The electric-power industry should maintain and reinforce the self-supporting power generation bases, and direct a great deal of efforts to developing new power sources. A dynamic campaign should be conducted to drastically increase thermal power generation, and lower the loss of electric power and increase its production as much as possible by maintaining and reinforcing imperfect generating facilitates. Provinces should build power generation bases to suit their local features and put power generation at the existing medium and small-sized power stations on a normal footing to satisfy the needs of electric power for local industry by themselves. Alternated production should be organized scrupulously throughout the country, and a vigorous struggle waged against the practices of wasting electric power to make effective use of generated electric power.
The metallurgical industry should further improve the Juche-oriented iron- and steel- making technologies, increase the iron production capacity and drastically raise the quality of metallic materials in order to satisfy the needs of the national economy for iron and steel. It is necessary to ensure a preferential, planned and timely supply of electricity, concentrated iron ore, anthracite, lignite, freight wagons, locomotives and funds for the metallurgical industry. By doing so, we can fulfil next year's iron and steel production plans and makes the industry Juche-oriented without fail.
The chemical industry should step up the establishment of the C1 chemical industry,
push the projects for catalyst production base and phosphate fertilizer factory as scheduled, and renovate and perfect the sodium carbonate production line whose starting material is glauberite.
The machine-building industry should modernize the Kumsong Tractor Factory, Sungni Motor Complex and other factories to develop and produce world-level machinery in our style.
The coal and mineral production and rail transport sectors should make concerted efforts to make the country's self-reliant economic foundations prove their effectiveness.
Notably, the rail transport sector should make the best use of the existing transport capacity by making transport organization and control more scientific and rational, and maintain discipline and order in the railways as rigid as in the army, so as to ensure an accident-free, on-schedule rail traffic.
A turn should be brought about this year in improving the people's standard of living.
Light-industry factories need to transform their equipment and production lines into labour- and electricity-saving ones and produce and supply more diversified and quality consumer goods with domestic raw and other materials, and provinces, cities and counties should develop the local economy in a characteristic way by relying on their own raw material resources.
The agricultural and fishing fronts should affect an upswing. We should introduce seeds of superior strains, high-yield farming methods and high-performance farm machines on an extensive scale, do farming scientifically and technologically so as to fulfil the cereals production plan without fail, and boost the production of livestock products, fruits, greenhouse vegetables and mushrooms. We should enhance our ship building and repair capacities, launch scientific fishing campaigns, and reenergize aquatic farming.
This year the service personnel and people should join efforts to complete the construction of the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area in the shortest period of time, push ahead with major construction projects including the renovation of Samjiyon County, the construction of the Tanchon Power Station and the second-stage waterway project of South Hwanghae Province, and channel steady efforts into the construction of houses.
Building on the success we achieved in the forest restoration campaign, we should properly protect and manage the forests that have already been created, improve the technical conditions of roads, conduct river improvement on a regular basis, and protect environment in a scientific and responsible manner.
Every sector and every unit of the national economy should enlist their own technical forces and economic potential to the maximum and launch a dynamic struggle to increase
production and practise economy, so as to create a greater amount of material wealth.
A shortcut to developing the self-sufficient economy is to give precedence to science and technology and make innovations in economic planning and guidance.
The scientific research sector should solve on a preferential basis the scientific and technological problems arising in establishing Juche-oriented production lines of our own style, ensuring domestic production of raw and other materials and equipment, and perfecting the structure of the self-supporting economy. Every sector and every unit of the national economy should make a contribution to achieving production growth by intensifying the dissemination of science and technology and waging a brisk technological innovation drive.
The Cabinet and other economic guidance organs should work out a realistic operational plan to carry out the national economic plan for this year and push forward the work for its implementation responsibly and persistently. Positive
measures should be taken by the state to ensure that the socialist system of responsible business operation proves its worth in factories, enterprises and cooperative organizations.
Socialist culture should be developed in a comprehensive way.
It is necessary to strengthen the ranks of teachers, improve the contents and methods of education as demanded by the trend of developing modern education, apply the people- oriented character in public health service in a thoroughgoing way, and boost the production of medical equipment and appliances and different kinds of medicines.
We should conduct mass-based sporting activities briskly, create sporting techniques and tactics of our own style, and produce artistic and literary masterpieces which truthfully depict the heroic struggle and life of our service personnel and people in the Mallima era and the beautiful and sublime features proper to human beings. In this way, we can crush the bourgeois reactionary culture by dint of our revolutionary socialist art and literature.
A vigorous struggle should be waged to tighten moral discipline throughout society, establish a socialist way of life and eliminate all kinds of non-socialist practices, so as to ensure that all the people, possessed of ennobling mental and moral traits, lead a revolutionary and cultured life.
The self-reliant defence capability should be further consolidated.
In this year of the 70th anniversary of the development of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into a regular revolutionary armed force by the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung, the People's Army should perfect its features as befits the revolutionary armed forces of the Party. It should organize and conduct combat training in a highly intensive way, in a real-war atmosphere, to develop all its units in different arms, services and corps into the ranks of a-match-for-a-hundred combatants.
The Korean People's Internal Security Forces should sharpen the edge of the sword of the class struggle and detect and frustrate the schemes by undesirable and hostile elements in time. The Worker-Peasant Red Guards and Young Red Guards should enhance their combat capability in all aspects through intensive combat and political training.
By consistently holding fast to the line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts in accordance with the strategic policy set by the Party at the Eighth Conference of Munitions Industry, the defence industry should develop and manufacture powerful strategic weapons and military hardware of our style, perfect its Juche-oriented production structure and modernize its production lines on the basis of cutting-edge science and technology.
The nuclear weapons research sector and the rocket industry should mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles, the power and reliability of which have already been proved to the full, to give a spur to the efforts for deploying them for action.
And we should always be ready for immediate nuclear counterattack to cope with the enemy's manoeuvres for a nuclear war.
The political and ideological might is the first and foremost strength of our state and the great propellant for opening up an avenue for building a powerful socialist country.
In order to successfully carry out the fighting tasks facing us, we should rally the whole Party more firmly on its organizational and ideological basis and establish a thoroughgoing revolutionary climate within the Party. In this way, we can constantly enhance its fighting efficiency and leadership role in the overall revolution and construction.
All Party organizations should never tolerate all shades of heterogeneous ideas and double standards of discipline that run counter to the Party's ideology, but strengthen the single-hearted unity of the whole Party centred on its Central Committee in every way possible.
The whole Party should launch an intense struggle to establish a revolutionary climate within the Party with the main emphasis put on rooting out the abuse of Party authority, bureaucratic and other outdated methods and style of work, so as to ensure that the ties of kinship between the Party and the masses of the people are as solid as a rock.
Party organizations should intensify Party guidance to ensure that the work of their respective sectors and units is always conducted in conformity with the ideas and intentions of the Party and the requirements of its policies, and find satisfactory solutions to the problems arising in the building of a powerful socialist country by giving definite precedence to political work and motivating the people ideologically.
We should rally all the service personnel and people firmly behind the Party ideologically and volitionally so that they throw in their lot with it whatever the adversity and fight with devotion for the victory of the socialist cause.
Party and working people's organizations and government organs should orient and subordinate all their undertakings to strengthening the single-hearted unity. The benchmark in planning and launching their work should be the people's demands and interests. And they should go deep among the people, sharing good times and bad with them and solving their mental agony and difficulties in their lives. They should ensure that the shorter the supply of everything is, the fuller play is given to the beautiful traits of comrades and neighbours helping and caring for one another with all sincerity.
We should give free rein to the indomitable mental strength of the heroic Korean people on the present grand Mallima march.
Party and working people's organizations should ensure that all the working people cherish patriotism in their hearts and bring about collective innovations one after another in the great campaign to create the Mallima speed with the revolutionary spirit of self- reliance and science and technology as the dynamic force. They should see to it that officials, Party members and other working people carry forward the fighting spirit displayed by the elder generations who brought about epochal changes on the grand Chollima march and all of them become Mallima pioneers who vigorously rush forward in the vanguard of the era.
Comrades,
Last year, too, our people made strenuous efforts to defend the peace of the country and hasten national reunification in keeping with the aspirations and demands of the nation. However, owing to the vicious sanctions and pressure by the United States and its vassal forces and their desperate manoeuvres to ignite a war, all aimed at checking the reinforcement of the self-defensive nuclear deterrent by our Republic, the situation on the Korean peninsula became aggravated as never before, and greater difficulties and obstacles were put on the road of the country's reunification.
Even though the conservative "regime" in south Korea, which had resorted to fascist rule and confrontation with fellow countrymen, collapsed and the ruling circles were replaced by another thanks to the massive resistance by the enraged people of all walks of life, nothing has been changed in the relations between the north and the south. On the contrary, the south Korean authorities, siding with the United States in its hostile policy towards the DPRK against the aspirations of all the fellow countrymen for national reunification, drove the situation to a tight corner, further aggravated the mistrust and confrontation between the north and the south, and brought the bilateral relations to a fix that can be hardly resolved. We can never escape the holocaust of a nuclear war forced by the outside forces, let alone achieve national reunification, unless we put an end to this


abnormal situation.
The prevailing situation demands that now the north and the south improve the relations between themselves and take decisive measures for achieving a breakthrough for independent reunification without being obsessed by bygone days.
No one can present an honourable appearance in front of the nation if he or she ignores the urgent demands of the times.
This year is significant both for the north and the south as in the north the people will greet the 70th founding anniversary of their Republic as a great, auspicious event and in the south the Winter Olympic Games will take place.
In order to not only celebrate these great national events in a splendid manner but also demonstrate the dignity and spirit of the nation at home and abroad, we should improve the frozen inter-Korean relations and glorify this meaningful year as an eventful one noteworthy in the history of the nation.
First of all, we should work together to ease the acute military tension between the north and the south and create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula.
As long as this unstable situation, which is neither wartime nor peacetime, persists, the north and the south cannot ensure the success of the scheduled events, nor can they sit face to face to have a sincere discussion over the issue of improving bilateral relations, nor will they advance straight ahead towards the goal of national reunification.
The north and the south should desist from doing anything that might aggravate the situation, and they should make concerted efforts to defuse military tension and create a peaceful environment.
The south Korean authorities should respond positively to our sincere efforts for a detente, instead of inducing the exacerbation of the situation by joining the United States in its reckless moves for a north-targeted nuclear war that threatens the destiny of the entire nation as well as peace and stability on this land. They should discontinue all the nuclear war drills they stage with outside forces, as these drills will engulf this land in flames and lead to bloodshed on our sacred territory. They should also refrain from any acts of bringing in nuclear armaments and aggressive forces from the United States.
Even though the United States is wielding the nuclear stick and going wild for another war, it will not dare to invade us because we currently have a powerful nuclear deterrent. And when the north and the south are determined, they can surely prevent the outbreak of war and ease tension on the Korean peninsula.
A climate favourable for national reconciliation and reunification should be established.
The improvement of inter-Korean relations is a pressing matter of concern not only to the authorities but to all other Koreans, and it is a crucial task to be carried out through a concerted effort by the entire nation. The north and the south should promote bilateral contact, travel, cooperation and exchange on a broad scale to remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust, and fulfil their responsibility and role as the motive force of national reunification.
We will open our doors to anyone from south Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, for dialogue, contact and travel, if they sincerely wish national concord and unity.
A definite end should be put to the acts that might offend the other party and incite discord and hostility between fellow countrymen. The south Korean authorities should not try, as the previous conservative "regime" did, to block contact and travel by people of different social strata and suppress the atmosphere for reunification through alliance with the north, under absurd pretexts and by invoking legal and institutional mechanisms; instead, they should direct efforts to creating conditions and environment conducive to national concord and unity.
To improve inter-Korean relations as soon as possible, the authorities of the north and the south should raise the banner of national independence higher than ever before, and fulfil their responsibility and role they have assumed for the times and the nation.
Inter-Korean relations are, to all intents and purposes, an internal matter of our nation, which the north and the south should resolve on their own responsibility. Therefore, they should acquire a steadfast stand and viewpoint that they will resolve all the issues arising in bilateral relations on the principle of By Our Nation Itself.
The south Korean authorities need to know that they will gain nothing from touring foreign countries to solicit their help on the issue of inter-Korean relations, and that such behaviour will give the outside forces, who pursue dishonest objectives, an excuse for their interference and complicate matters further. Now it is not time for the north and the south to turn their backs on each other and merely express their respective standpoints; it is time that they sit face to face with a view to holding sincere discussions over the issue of improving inter-Korean relations by our nation itself and seek a way out for its settlement in a bold manner.
As for the Winter Olympic Games to be held soon in south Korea, it will serve as a good occasion for demonstrating our nation's prestige and we earnestly wish the Olympic Games a success. From this point of view we are willing to dispatch our delegation and adopt other necessary measures; with regard to this matter, the authorities of the north and the south may meet together soon. Since we are compatriots of the same blood as south Koreans, it is natural for us to share their pleasure over the auspicious event and help them.
We will, in the future, too, resolve all issues by the efforts of our nation itself under the unfurled banner of national independence and frustrate the schemes by anti-reunification forces within and without on the strength of national unity, thereby opening up a new history of national reunification.
Availing myself of this opportunity, I extend warm New Year greetings once again to all Korean compatriots at home and abroad, and I sincerely wish that in this significant year everything would go well both in the north and in the south.
Comrades,
The international situation we witnessed last year was clear proof that our Party and our state were absolutely correct in their strategic judgement and decision that when we are confronting the imperialist forces of aggression who are attempting to wreck global peace and security and make mankind suffer a nuclear holocaust, our only recourse is the power of justice.
As a responsible, peace-loving nuclear power, our country will neither have recourse to nuclear weapons unless hostile forces of aggression violate its sovereignty and interests nor threaten any other country or region by means of nuclear weapons. However, it will resolutely respond to acts of wrecking peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
Our Party and the government of our Republic will develop good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us, and make positive efforts to build a just and peaceful new world.
Comrades,
The year 2018 will be recorded as another year of victory for our people.
At this moment when this year's gigantic march has begun, I am filled with confidence that our cause is ever-victorious
as it is supported by the people, and I harden my resolve to make devoted efforts to live up to their expectations.
The Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Republic will never cease to struggle and advance until
achieving the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche by relying on the trust and strength of the people, but surely hasten the future of a powerful socialist country where all the people lead a dignified and happy life.

Let us all march forward dynamically towards fresh victory of the revolution by displaying the unyielding mettle of heroic Korea under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.