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Central Leadership Visit Ku’msusan and Korean Revolution Museum

A docent leads senior WPK Central Committee officials around the KJI exhibitions at the Korean Revolution Museum in Pyongyang on December 17, 2017 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Members of the DPRK leadership visited Ku’msusan on December 17 (Sunday) to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  Two groups of senior officials visited Ku’msusan.  At midnight on December 17 senior Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] officials led by WPK Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited the former head of state residence where the preserved remains of KJI and DPRK president and founder Kim Il Sung lie in state.

Floral baskets from current leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and one sent jointly by the WPK Central Committee, WPK Central Military Commission and State Affairs Commission were placed before the KIS and KJI staues.  The senior WPK officials “paid high tribute” to the statues, then “made deep bows” to Kim Jong Il’s remains.

Senior WPK Central Committee officials tour the KJI rooms at the Korean Revolution Museum on December 17, 2017 (Photo: KCNA).

Later in the morning of December 17, a group of senior DPRK Government and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials led by Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam [Kim Yo’ng-nam] and DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited Ku’msusan.  Also in attendance were Korea Social Democratic Party Central Committee Chairman Kim Yong Dae [Kim Yo’ng-tae], senior officials of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces and Ministry of People’s Security, DPRK Cabinet Ministers and Commission chairs and leading functionaries and cadres of the WPK Central Committee, the DPRK Government, KPA and various national institutions.  A floral basket from the SPA Presidium, DPRK Cabinet and the KPA was placed in front of the KJI and KIS statues.  Senior DPRK officials “paid homage” in front of the statues and then paid their respects at KJI’s remains.

During the day on December 17, senior WPK officials visited the Korean Revolution Museum.  Visiting the museum were WPK Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae, WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation Pak Kwang Ho [Pak Kwang-ho], WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong [Ri Su-yo’ng], WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres’ Affairs Kim Phyong Hae [Kim P’yo’ng-hae], WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industry Thae Jong Su [T’ae Cho’ng-su], WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su-yo’ng, WPK Vice Chairman for Light Industry An Jong Su [An Cho’ng-su] WPK Vice Chairman for Machine-Building Industry Pak Thae Song [Pak T’ae-so’ng], WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and ROK Affairs Kim Yong Chol [Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l], WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Hwi [Ch’oe Hu’i], WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance Pak Thae Dok [Pak T’ae-dok] and other senior WPK officials.

The senior WPK officials were “briefed on the fact that he (KJI) performed undying revolutionary feats, which will long shine in the history of the country, continuing to make the high-intensity forced march for the prosperity of Chuch’e Korea and the happiness of the people.”  They also watched a documentary film about KJI’s on-the-spot-guidance “to every nook and corner of the country with his train as his office room and home even in the days of Chuch’e 100 (2011), the last year of his great revolutionary career.”  The video made the senior WPK officials “look back with deep emotion upon his devotion and efforts.”

The senior WPK officials also “paid tribute” to a statue of KJI standing on Ch’o’l Pass” and “watched for a long while the pictures and relics of Kim Jong Il arousing the service members and people at the hill of tears and blood and visiting Height 351, the Cho Islet Defense Detachment, the construction site of the Anbyo’n Youth Power Stations” and other locales “to reliably defend socialism and pave a broad avenue to the building of a thriving country.”


This article was written on 18 Dec 2017, and is filled under Central Committee, Kim Family, Kim Jong-il, Korean Workers' Party (KWP), North Korean press, Uncategorized.

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