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Central Message Meeting Held

A meeting held to authorize a message to Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Friday (September 7).  The congratulatory message was jointly issued by the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, the WPK Central Military Commission [CMC], the State Affairs Commission, the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet.

Stamp commemorating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK, issued by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications on September 9, 2018 (Photo: KCNA).

Meeting participants who came out to the platform for the meeting includes: SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), WPK Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu),  Korean People’s Army [KPA] adviser and Operations Command Group member VMar Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), SPA Presidium Vice President Yang Hyong Sop (Yang Hyo’ng-sop), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK International Affairs Department Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Propaganda and Agitation Department Director Pak Kwang Ho (Pak Kwang-ho), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Cadres’ Affairs Department Director Kim Phyong Hae (Kim P’yo’ng-hae), WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su Yong (O Su-yo’ng), DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Munitions Industry Department Director Thae Jong Su (T’ae Cho’ng-su), DPRK Vice Premier and State Planning Commission Chairman Ro Tu Chol (Ro Tu-ch’o’l), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Light Industry Department Director An Jong Su (An Cho’ng-su), WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education Pak Thae Song (Pak T’ae-so’ng), KPA General Political Bureau Director Gen. Kim Su Gil (Kim Su-kil), Chief of the KPA General Staff Gen. Ri Yong Gil (Ri Yo’ng-kil), Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. No Kwang Chol (No Kwang-ch’o’l), Minister of State Security Col. Gen. Jong Kyong Thaek (Cho’ng Kyo’ng-t’aek), WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organization Choe Hwi (Ch’oe Hwi), WPK Vice Chairman for General Affairs Pak Thae Dok (Pak T’ae-tok), WPK Central Inspection [Control] Commission Chairman Jo Yon Jun (Cho Yo’n-chun), WPK Organization Guidance Department Senior Deputy Director Ri Man Gon (Ri Man-ko’n), Pyongyang City WPK Committee Chairman Kim Nung O (Kim Nu’ng-ho), DPRK Vice Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun), DPRK Vice Premier and Minister of Agriculture Ko In Ho (Ko In-ho) and SPA Presidium Vice President and Chairman of the Korea Social Democratic Party Central Committee Kim Yong Dae (Kim Yo’ng-tae).

Meeting participants seated in the audience included Choe Yong Rim (Ch’oe Yo’ng-rim), Kim Kyong Ok (Kim Kyo’ng-ok), Choe Thae Bok (Ch’oe T’ae-pok), Kwak Pom Gi (Kwak Pom-ki), Pak To Chun (Pak To’-chun), Ri Jae Il (Ri Ch’ae-il), Kim Ki Nam (Kim Ki-nam), Gen. O Kum Chol (O Kum-ch’o’l), Gen. So Hong Chan (So Hong-ch’an), Jon Il Chun (Cho’n Il-chun), Col. Gen. Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Col. Gen. Kim Hyong Ryong (Kim Hyong-ryong), Ri Chol Man (Ri Ch’o’l-man), Ri Il Hwan (Ri Il-hwan), Kim Ung Chol (Kim U’ng-ch’o’l), Han Kwang Sang (Han Kwang Sang), Jang Chol, Hong Yong Chil (Hong Yo’ng-ch’il) and Hong Sung Mu (Hong Su’ng-mu) along with other leading functionaries and cadres of the party, army and state, merited workers and managers, KPA and Korean People’s Internal Security Forces officers and service members and others.

SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam reads out a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK (Photo: KCNA)

Kim Yong Nam read out the congratulatory which message which “extended the highest glory and warmest congratulations to the Supreme Leader of our party, state and army Kim Jong Un in reflection of the mind of all the people and service personnel on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the DPRK.”  The message noted that the Supreme Leader put forward it as the fundamental principle of building a power nation to strengthen the DPRK into the state of President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Chairman Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il, successfully carried it out, and thus provided the foundation of eternal prosperity of Chuch’e Korea.”

The message also said that the “Supreme Leader also brough about a new turning phase in improving the north-south relations and carrying out the cause of national reunification and put the dignity and international prestige of the DPRK on the highest level through his prominent political caliber and energetic external activities.”  It “underlined the need for the people and service personnel of the People’s Army to dash like the wind toward the morrow of a socialist country as indicated by the Supreme Leader.”

Commemorative stamp sheetlet issued to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK (Photo: KCNA)


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