DPRK celebrates 70th anniversary of its founding

Damascus, SANA- The people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of their country with the determination to continue economic development in various fields and strengthen self- defense capabilities to counter conspiracies by hostile forces.

“The DPRK’s strength is growing stronger with passage of days,” said the DPRK Embassy in Damascus in a statement issued on the occasion.

The ability of DPRK lies firstly in its one-hearted unity, where this unity is based on the loyal and enduring love of the leader Kim Jong-un who elevated its people, just as President Kim Il-sung and the Chairman of the National Defense Commission kim Jong-il have done, following the path of his directives for achieving the happiness of all the DPRK’s people and making great achievements in the process of reconstruction, as well as getting rid of the effects of the floods in the country.

The Embassy went on saying that the ability of the DPRK lies secondly in its huge military capabilities where the leader Kim Jong-un is doing his best to enhance the national defense capabilities, focusing on nuclear armed forces in order to put an end to the reckless US nuclear threat and ensure the safety of the people of the DPRK.

The Embassy said that the ability of DPRK lies thirdly in the in the power of self-enhancement, as the leader Kim has achieved great achievements in building a strong socialist state, adding that conspiracies and the acts of the hostile forces against the DPRK have not dissuaded the people of the DPRK from developing their economy, culture, and national defense, depending on local resources, technologies, abilities, and talents.

The value of industrial output exceeded 144 percent last year and industrial production grew by 6 times in 2015, as hundreds of projects were inaugurated and rebuilt, the Embassy stated.

The Embassy concluded by saying that the DPRK has exceeded the GDP goal in the industrial sector by 119%, and at the same time completed work to undo the damage caused by floods in the north. By 2017, the DPRK achieved many successes in national defense industries and other economic sectors, and is moving steadily towards realizing the state’s five-year strategy for developing the economy set by the 7th conference of the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, adding “doubtless the DPRK’s abilities will exceed the world’s expectations when this goal is achieved soon.”

Shaza/Hazem Sabbagh

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