The 21st enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place at the office building of the WPK Central Committee on November 29.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, attended the meeting.
Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.
Present there as observers were leading officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee, members of the Party Congress preparatory committee and other relevant personnel.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
The meeting discussed and studied as key agenda items the issue of hearing a report on the preparations for the Eighth Congress of the WPK and taking relevant measures, the issue of reorganizing a relevant department mechanism of the Party Central Committee with an eye to strengthening the Party’s ideological work sector, establishing its leadership system in relevant institutions more thoroughly and intensifying policy and Party guidance over them and other important issues for improving Party guidance over economic work and carrying out immediate economic tasks, before deciding on those matters.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee heard a report of the preparatory committee of the Eighth Congress of the WPK on the preparations for the congress, including the review of the work of guidance bodies of Party organizations at all levels and their elections, Party meetings for electing delegates to the Party Congress, preparations of documents for the congress and those for political and cultural events to be held before and after the congress. The Politburo pointed out a series of deviations and major duties of the preparatory committee and indicated the orientation for the issues brought up by the preparatory committee.
The Politburo deliberated on relevant issues for improving and strengthening the Party’s ideological work sector as required by the developing Korean revolution and approved the matter of organizational structure.
It sharply criticized economic guidance organs for failing to provide scientific guidance to the sectors in their charge to suit the subjective and objective environment and conditions and for failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism. It stressed the need to ensure scientific accuracy in the planning and guidance for carrying out the Party's economic policies and display great dedication and responsibility.
The Political Bureau discussed measures for the important issues of carrying out immediate economic tasks for this year and adopted key decisions with unanimous approval.