The 5th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) took place here on March 25 and 26.

The meeting analyzed and reviewed successes and experience gained in the course of embodying the spirit of the 4th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA and discussed tasks and ways for further enhancing the responsibility and role of company leaders and political instructors as required by the work for modeling the entire army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

Attending the meeting were company leaders and political instructors, commanding and political officers of units at all levels and military schools who have devoted themselves to turning their companies into elite militant ranks and true homes of soldiers.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, appeared in the platform to guide the meeting.

Seen in the platform were leading officials of the armed forces organs including Ri Myong Su, Kim Su Gil, Ri Yong Gil and No Kwang Chol, KPA commanding officers, exemplary company leaders and political instructors.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made an opening address.

He said that over the past five years, measures were taken and deep guidance provided to thoroughly apply the main idea of the 4th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA to the army-building and military affairs and thus signal successes were made in strengthening all the companies and a springboard for developing the people’s army into an invincible elite army was laid.

Saying with pleasure that sitting together with company leaders and political instructors, he seems to meet all the beloved soldiers whom he always missed even during his visit to foreign countries, he expressed deep respect for all the company leaders and political instructors of the army who are devoting themselves to increasing military capabilities while undergoing hardships and worrying a lot about their soldiers.

Expressing the belief that the meeting would serve as a significant occasion to provide a new landmark for strengthening companies by thoroughly embodying the Party’s idea and policy of attaching importance to companies as required by the developing revolution, he declared the meeting open.

Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a report.

He said in his report that the period after the fourth meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA were the days of honor when they keenly felt the wise guidance of the Supreme Leader and those of pride when all the companies have developed into matchless combat ranks which formed a harmonious whole with him.

The reporter referred to the tasks for increasing the combat capabilities of companies, the cells and main combat units of the KPA, in every way.

He called for smartly kindling the fresh flames of strengthening the companies and further consolidating the invincible might of the heroic KPA under the ever-victorious guidance of the Supreme Leader.

Speeches were made at the meeting.

Speeches made at the first-day and second-day meetings referred to the achievements and experience gained during the past five years in the work for training soldiers to be one-match-for-a-hundred stalwart fighters and making companies true home of soldiers by firmly keeping the building of politico-ideologically strong army and morally strong army as two mainstays.

Speeches were also made on the issue of drawing lessons from the faults made by some company leaders and company political instructors, who failed to take good care of soldiers’ living and conduct substantial training, and the ways of thoroughly rectifying them.

Listening carefully to those commanding officers who made good speeches about achievements and experience gained in the work for strengthening the companies, the Supreme Leader encouraged them and highly appreciated their distinguished deeds and dedicated efforts.

Pointing out one by one the achievements, experience, lessons and deviations mentioned in the speeches, he earnestly called on all the participants in the meeting to actively learn from the excellent achievements made by those units which are taking the lead.

A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK on conferring the title of Labor Hero on exemplary company leaders and political instructors was read out by Kim Su Gil.

Kim Jong Un conferred the certificates and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle), Order of National Flag First Class on KPA officers Nam Chol Man, Choe Song Min, Choe Un Hui, Pak Hong Gwan and Ri Man Bok, who made great contributions to strengthening companies, and had a photo taken with them on the platform.

He made a speech.

Saying that he was very pleased to see again through the meeting the real picture of good men among company commanding officers of the entire army, he highly appreciated their devotion to the Party and the revolution.

Underlining the need for the participants to be well aware of the Party’s intention of organizing the meeting, deeply study and actively generalize good experience and thus make sure that substantial surge is brought about in strengthening the companies, he set forth militant tasks for company leaders and political instructors of the entire army.

He also set forth in detail the tasks of steadily deepening the essential five-point education, vigorously conducting the education in the revolutionary tradition, positively putting forward the examples to make soldiers adorn every moment of their military service with loyalty and feats, etc. for developing the revolutionary armed forces into an ideologically-prepared elite force.

Noting that the Korean revolution would make a vigorous advance forever, he ardently called for dynamically fighting for the victory of the Korean sacred revolution.

A written oath to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a closing speech.

He said that all the company leaders and political instructors of the KPA sat together to analyze and review successes, experience and lessons gained in the struggle for strengthening the companies and discuss practical measures, and expressed great satisfaction over the successful meeting held amid their elated political enthusiasm.

He again underlined the need for the participants to fulfill their honorable mission and duty in the struggle for strengthening the companies into elite combat ranks devotedly defending the Party Central Committee and making the companies true homes of soldiers, always keeping in mind that the decisive guarantee for rounding off combat preparedness lies in strengthening the companies.

Expressing the belief and expectation that the participants in the meeting would devote their all to strengthening the companies as intended by the Party, he declared the closing of the meeting.