WORLD DPRK top leader makes policy speech

WORLD

DPRK top leader makes policy speech

Xinhua

09:33, September 11, 2022

File photo provided by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 28, 2022 shows Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), delivering a speech during a celebration event on July 27 to mark the 69th anniversary of the armistice that halted the 1950-53 Korean War. (Photo: Xinhua)

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), made a policy speech at the seventh session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly on Thursday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

The top leader stressed the importance of pushing forward efforts to implement the five-year plan for national economic development, laid out at the eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Kim emphasized "major and sustained efforts towards agricultural production and the development of light industry, so as to settle the problems of food and consumer goods in the near future."

Kim also devoted a major part of his speech to anti-epidemic work.

Though the DPRK has "overcome the threatening public health crisis, the first of its kind since the founding of our state, in a short span of time," the healthcare departments are in urgent need of reinforcement to their anti-epidemic capabilities, he said.

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