Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- In order to maintain an independent stand, every country should build self-supporting economy, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in an article.
No country can expect any independence without increasing the
independence of national economy, the article notes, and goes on:
It is nothing but a daydream for a country to develop economy
without making it self-supporting, no matter how ardently it aspires
after independence and pursues justice and truth,
If a country runs national economy with capital and efforts of
others, it will be bound to depend on foreign forces for its economic
development and loose its say and, in the long run, it will allow itself
to fall in a moment.
As the imperialists are resorting to frantic moves to slap sanctions
against other countries aspiring after independence, the issue of
increasing the independence of national economy presents itself as a
more urgent matter.
One of the important issues of achieving economic self-support is to
train native cadres and scientific and technological talents and
develop one's own science and technology.
Self-reliance is the basic principle which should be maintained to
dynamically push ahead with the building of self-supporting national
economy and lay the material and technological foundation of a country
by believing in the strength of the people and relying on its locally
It is an essential requirement for ensuring economic self-support to
boost economic and technological cooperation and South-South
cooperation among developing countries.
Very enormous are manpower and economic and technological potentials
of developing countries. If all these are effectively harnessed and
used, it is possible to boost South-South cooperation and facilitate the
building of self-supporting national economy and common development.