Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), vowed on Friday to break through all difficulties facing the country at the end of a plenary session of the ruling party, the Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.
Concluding the third plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Kim said "the Party will surely break through head-on the difficulties lying in the way of the revolution in the indomitable fighting spirit" and remain loyal to the revolutionary idea and cause to the end without the slightest deviation "whatever severer difficulties it may be confronted with in the future."
At the meeting, Kim, general secretary of the party, pointed out the serious problems revealed in the work and life of the members of the party's central leadership and "earnestly asked the members of the leadership organ to make every occasion of going among the people an important political work of deepening the kindred between the Party and the popular masses," the report said.
"The General Secretary stressed the need for the members of the leadership organ to draw a serious lesson from defects revealed in the first half of the year," and "redouble their efforts with higher awareness to fully discharge their responsibilities and duties," it added.
According to the report, the plenary meeting on Friday discussed the organizational issue, recalled and by-elected members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and members and alternate members of the central committee, dismissed and appointed senior officials of the state organ.
At the four-day plenary session, Kim expounded on how to cope with economic challenges, including food shortages and anti-pandemic efforts, as well as new policies toward the U.S. administration, which is set for both dialogue and confrontation.