Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry closed on Tuesday.
Speakers at the conference referred to the devotion and tireless efforts made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who steered the drive for completing the state nuclear force.
They told about the successes and experience gained in the course of developing and manufacturing Korean-style powerful weapons and bombs of Juche, and expressed their resolutions to demonstrate the dignity and strong spirit of Juche Korea.
Kim Jong Un made a conclusion at the conference.
He said the 8th Conference of Munitions Industry was being held with the greatest splendor amid the deep attention and expectation of the whole Party and all the people and warm congratulations from across the country to the admirable heroes of Juche Korea who successfully carried out the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.
He warmly congratulated the participants of the conference on their devoted efforts for the development of the Juche-based defense industry on behalf of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and all the people of the country. He extended the salute of congratulations to the soldiers of defense science, highly appreciating the great exploits of them who participated in the conference at the special invitation of the Party Central Committee after succeeding in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15, a great victory to be specially recorded in the history of the country.
He also extended warm congratulations and thanks to all the members working in the field of defense industry including all scientists, technicians, workers and service personnel of munitions industrial establishments, institutes and universities, officials and other working people in charge of munitions production and supply, who are reliably defending the arsenal of the Juche revolution with boundless loyalty to the Party and the revolution and noblest patriotism.
Warmly recollecting the life-long devotion and tireless efforts of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who established the self-supporting defense industry from scratch, he highly appreciated the revolutionary forerunners in munitions industry who remained unfailingly loyal to the order of the Party and the leader in the course of the stern struggle for achieving today's great victory.
He said our defense industry with long history and proud traditions has developed into the self-supporting and modern defense industry capable of manufacturing any weaponry with our own efforts.
He solemnly declared that the development of new strategic weapon systems including A-bomb, H-bomb and ICBM Hwasong-15 with indigenous efforts and technology and the realization of the great cause of completing the state nuclear force serve as a great historic victory of our Party and people achieved through the death-defying struggle at the cost of high price.
Noting that to regard the bolstering of defense capabilities as the greatest state affairs and put primary efforts into the development of defense industry is a strategic line consistently adhered to by the Party, he said it is the greatest exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the country and the revolution that they advanced the idea and line of building the Juche-oriented defense industry and built the robust defense industry capable of firmly defending the sovereignty of the country, security of the people and gains of the revolution from the imperialists' aggression through their devoted efforts.
He said the Workers' Party of Korea set forth the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution and has correctly steered the struggle for carrying out the line.
The country's strategic position has been put on a new high level on the basis of the powerful Juche-based defense industry, he said, noting with pride that such a proud reality clearly proves the validity of the decision and option of the Party which advanced and has implemented the line.
Saying that our powerful Juche-based defense industry is the valuable fruition brought by the indomitable revolutionary spirit of the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in the field of munitions industry who have faithfully upheld the Party with their blood and sweat and by their fighting spirit of devotedly implementing the Party's policies, he highly praised them as the creditable death-defying corps of the Party who showed in practice what attitude and stand one should take in upholding and implementing the Party's idea and line.
He once again extended deep thanks to the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in munitions industry who heroically struggled to implement the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and completing the building of the state nuclear force, sharing their destiny with the Party and to all the people who absolutely supported the Party's policy of attaching importance to the defense industry and materially and morally aided the field of defense industry while tightening their belts.
He, indicating the orientation of further glorifying the country as the world's strongest nuclear power and military power, set forth long-term objectives, primary objectives, strategic tasks and important tasks to be fulfilled to develop the defense industry of the country into the ultra-modern self-supporting defense industry in the 21st century, true to the line of Juche, and made clear the ways to do so.
He said it is the important mission of our defense industry to consolidate the national defense capability as firm as a rock and thus defend the Party and the revolution, the country and its people, guarantee the successful advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche and steer and accelerate the building of a socialist powerful nation.
The Juche-based national defense industry will continue to develop and we will win victory in the showdown with the imperialists and the U.S. and certainly achieve the cause of socialism and the revolutionary cause of Juche thanks to the banner of the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts advanced by the WPK, the heroic workers in the munitions field and talented scientists and technicians in the field of defense science faithful to the Party, he said.
He expressed belief that the scientists and workers in the field of the national defense industry would bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity, manufacture more latest weapons and equipment of Korean style and thus fulfill their honorable mission and duty in fully displaying the dignity and might of the socialist military power and hastening the final victory of the Juche revolution.
Thanks to the great guidance of the WPK, our defense industry and self-reliant defense capability will be rapidly strengthened and the DPRK will victoriously advance and leap as the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world, he said, calling for dynamically working for the Party and revolution and development of the Juche-based defense industry with single-minded unity.
When he finished the speech, the participants enthusiastically cheered him. -0-