Fundamental principle for independent development of state

By Kim Yong Il

June 19 marks the 22nd anniversary of the publication of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s work “On Preserving the Juche Character and National Character of the Revolution and Construction”.

The work, published on June 19, Juche 86 (1997), indicates the correct ways for all countries to make development as a full-fledged independent and sovereign state while smashing the moves of the imperialist and dominationist forces.

The work serves as important guidelines as it clarifies that preserving the Juche character and national character is fundamental to ensuring the independent development of a state and herein lies its great significance.

The Juche character and national character are the life of a country and nation that guarantees their prosperity and the victorious advance of the revolution and construction.

The historical experience and lesson show that preserving the Juche character and national character is the key issue decisive of victory or failure in the revolution and construction, and the one vital to the destiny of the country and nation.

Preserving the Juche character and national character provides a firm guarantee for the country and nation to defend and glorify their independent dignity and make steady progress with true quality as befits a state.


KCNA abridgment of Rodong Sinmun (ko) - June 20, 2019