The Third Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place.
The meeting was guided by Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the WPK.
At the meeting Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave analysis and briefing on the complicated internal and external situation and said that the meeting would decide on important organizational and political measures and military steps to bolster up the overall armed forces of the country including the People’s Army militarily and politically as required by the fast-changing situation and crucial time of the developing Korean revolution and deal with an organizational matter.
The meeting discussed and decided organizational and structural measures to more thoroughly realize and ensure the Party guidance over the overall armed forces of the country.
Also discussed were important issues for decisive improvement of the overall national defence and core matters for the sustained and accelerated development of military capability for self-defence.
The meeting gave a comprehensive analysis of work at units and fields at all levels of the People’s Army, referred to an issue of rectifying irrational structure and defects in machinery and some shortcomings in other military and political activities and reiterated and set forth from a new angle sectional tasks for beefing up the country’s defence capacity through strict implementation of the Party’s military line and policies.
It decided on important military issues and measures for organizing or expanding and reorganizing new units in conformity with the Party’s military and strategic intention, changing the affiliation of some units and changing deployment of units.
The enlarged meeting recalled and by-elected some members of the Party Central Military Commission.
It dealt with the organizational matter such as disestablishing, transferring and appointing some commanding officers of the armed forces organ and corps commanders.
Referring to merits and demerits in the recent work of the People’s Army and matters to be rapidly overcome, the Supreme Leader indicated in detail the direction and ways to be maintained as a main task in the future army-building and military and political activities.
He expressed the expectation and conviction that all the commanding officers would fully discharge their sacred mission and duty for the times and the revolution.
Attending the enlarged meeting were members of the WPK Central Military Commission, commanding officers of the services and corps of the Korean People’s Army, commanding officers of the General Political Bureau, the General Staff and the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces, commanding officers of the Ministry of People’s Security, the Ministry of State Security, the Escort Headquarters and other armed forces organs at all levels and vice directors of the Organizational Leadership Department of the WPK Central Committee.