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National Report Meeting Commemorates KIS’ 105th Birth Anniversary

Overview of the venue and platform for the April 14, 2017 national report meeting commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

A national report meeting commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in central Pyongyang on April 14 (Friday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sat on the platform for the meeting which was also attended by senior cadres and officials of the state, army and party, officers of the KPA and Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPSIF], Cabinet Ministers and officials, functionaries and employees of various national institutions and productions units, merited DPRK citizens, Pyongyang citizens, people who met or interacted with Kim Il Sung, the families of revolutionary heroes and martyrs, various Korean and foreign delegations visiting the DPRK, foreign diplomats, NGO reps and defense attaches based in the DPRK and the head of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.  Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, counties and at production units.

Those attending the meeting on the platform included:  SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and KPA General Political Department Director VMar Hwang Pyong So (Hwang Pyo’ng-so), State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), Chief of the KPA General Staff VMar Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik (Pak Yo’ng-sik), WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation Kim Ki Nam (Kim Ki-nam), WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education and SPA Chairman (speaker) Choe Thae Bok (Ch’oe T’ae-pok), WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng; a.k.a. Ri Chol), WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industry Ri Man Gon (Ri Minister of People’s Security Gen. Choe Pu Il (Choe Pu-il), SPA Presidium Vice President Yang Hyong Sop (Yang Hyo’ng-sop), WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres Affairs Kim Phyong Hae (Kim P’yo’ng-hae), WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance Kwak Pom Gi (Kwak Pom-ki), WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su Yong (O Su-yo’ng), WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and South Korean Affairs Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), State Planning Commission Chairman and DPRK Vice Premier Ro Tu Chol (Ro Tu-ch’o’l) DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho), DPRK Vice Premier In Chol Ung (Im Ch’o’l-u’ng), South P’yo’ngan WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Pak Thae Song (Pak T’ae-so’ng), Pyongyang WPK City Committee Chairman Kim Su Gil (Kim Su-kil), North P’yo’ngan WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Kim Nung O (Kim Nung-o), WPK Organization Guidance Department Senior Deputy Director Jo Yon Chun (Cho Yo’ng-chun), 1st Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. So Hong Chan (So Hong-ch’an), Guard Command Director Gen. Yun Jong Rin (Yun Cho’ng-rin), KPA Reconnaissance General Bureau Director Colonel-General No Kwang Chol (No Kwang-ch’o’l), WPK Control Commission Chairman Hong In Bom (Hong In-pom), SPA Presidium Vice President and Korean Democratic Social Party Central Committee Chairman Kim Yong Dae (Kim Yo’ng-tae), Raso’n WPK City Committee Chairman Rim Kyong Man (Rim Kyo’ng-man), Ryanggang WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Ri Sang Won (Ri Sang-wo’n), North Hamgyo’ng WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Jon Sung Hun (Cho’n Su’ng-hun), Namp’o City WPK Committee Chairman Kang Yang Mo (Kang Yang-mo), Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Pak Jong Nam (Pak Cho’ng-nam), South Hwanghae WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Pak Yong Ho (Pak Yo’ng-ho), Jagang WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Kim Jae Gyong (Kim Ch’ae-kyo’ng), North Hwanghae WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Pak Thae Dok (Pak T’ae-dok), South Hamgyo’ng WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Kim Song Il (Kim So’ng-il), KPA General Political Department Deputy Director Lt. Gen. Ryom Chol Song (Ryo’m Ch’o’l-so’ng), KPA Navy Commander VAdm Kim Myong Sik (Kim Myo’ng-sik), Dean of the Faculty of the Kim Il Sung Military University Post-Graduate School VMar Kim Jong Gak (Kim Cho’ng-kak), Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Col. Gen. Yun Tong Hyon (Yun To’ng-hyo’n), Korean Democratic Women’s Union Central Committee Chairwoman Jang Chun Sil (Chang Ch’un-sil), Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League Central Committee Chairman Jon Yong Nam (Cho’n Yo’ng-nam) and General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea Central Committee Chairman Ju Yong Gil (Chu Yo’ng-kil).

SPA Presidium President and WPK Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yong Nam delivers the report (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

WPK Vice Chairman and Director of the WPK Propaganda and Agitation [publicity and information] Department Kim Ki Nam presided over the meeting.  SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam) delivered the report.  According to KCNA, the report said:

April 15, Chuch’e 1 (1912) when President Kim Il Sung was born, was the day of the greatest fortune in the history of the Korean nation and a great revolutionary auspicious day when the Korean nation greeted a peerlessly great man.

The President is the peerlessly great man who steered the extremely arduous and trying Korean revolution, providing the treasures of eternal value for ever-lasting victory and prosperity of Chuch’e Korea.

Born into the Mangyo’ngdae family, revolutionary and patriotic down through generations, the President embarked upon the road of the revolution in his teens with the great intention to save the destiny of the country and the nation.

He clarified the principle of Chuch’e that a revolution should be carried out by the strength of the people to suit the actual conditions of their country and the principle of the So’ngun (military-first) revolution that strong armed forces guarantee independence of the nation and the victory of the revolution, and fathered the immortal Chuch’e idea, the So’ngun (military-first) idea.

From the firm stand of Chuch’e, he comprehensively clarified the theoretical and practical problems at various stages of the revolutionary struggle and in all the fields and sectors of socialist construction.

He defeated the Japanese imperialists under the worst conditions where there were neither state rear nor backing from regular armed forces to achieve the historic cause of liberating the country. He victoriously led the grim Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War), which could be called confrontation between rifle and A-bomb.

He successfully carried out the historic cause of founding the party, state and army and developed them into the powerful political weapons for socialist construction as required by the developing revolution.

Regarding the national reunification as the greatest patriotic cause and the supreme task of the nation, he had devoted his all to the work for independent reunification of the country until the last moments of his revolutionary life.

Through his energetic external activities, he remarkably raised the international position and influence of the DPRK and boosted its foreign relations and sincerely helped peoples of different countries struggling for independence and socialism against imperialism and steered the struggle for accomplishing the human cause of independence.

His greatest feat is that he successfully settled the issue of succession to the revolutionary cause to provide a sure guarantee for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e.

The revolutionary cause of Mt Paektu started by the President had made a steady advance thanks to leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and now it is greeting a fresh historic turning phase under the stewardship of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Let us advance the Korean revolution on a higher stage and accomplishing the socialist cause with the idea and exploits of Kim Il Sung as an eternal cornerstone!


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