|North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first day of the 8th Congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. (File photo by=KCNA / KNS / VIA AFP-JIJI)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] North Korean party officials were urged by Kim Jong-un to achieve "clear changes and successes" that can be welcomed by the people while concluding a workshop with regional Workers' Party secretaries, state media reported Sunday.
The four-day workshop, a first of its kind, ended on Saturday and discussed ways to implement economic development and other goals put forth during a rare party congress in January, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "Enthusiastically appealing to them to become real servants accepted by the people on the road of serving our great people, he declared the first short course for chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees closed," the KCNA said.
Kim urged the secretaries to "attach importance to the mindset of people" and to play the role of steering the development of cities and counties to bring about "clear changes and successes to be welcomed and realized by the people." He also called on the secretaries to carry out their tasks "in any case without fail," saying that the people and other officials will be keeping an eye on them with greater expectations after they attend the first-ever workshop.