This picture taken on Sept 8, 2022 and released by DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 9 shows DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un delivering a speech at the second-day sitting of the 7th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.
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SEOUL – Kim Jong-un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, made a policy speech at the seventh session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly on Thursday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.
The top leader stressed the importance of pushing forward efforts to implement the five-year plan for national economic development, laid out at the eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Kim also devoted a major part of his speech to anti-pandemic work
Kim emphasized "major and sustained efforts towards agricultural production and the development of light industry, so as to settle the problems of food and consumer goods in the near future."
Kim also devoted a major part of his speech to anti-pandemic work.
Though the DPRK has "overcome the threatening public health crisis, the first of its kind since the founding of our state, in a short span of time," the healthcare departments are in urgent need of reinforcement to their anti-pandemic capabilities, he said.
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