The whole country was seething with unprecedented jubilation at the news of the successful launch of artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in December Juche 101 (2012).
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un invited all the space scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the launch of an application satellite, the first of its kind in the country, to the capital city of Pyongyang and bestowed great benevolence on them.
He saw to it that the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea arranged a grand banquet in honour of them, and delivered a congratulatory speech.
In his speech he warmly congratulated them who have implemented to the letter the lifetime instructions of Chairman Kim Jong Il and exalted the inexhaustible might of the powerful Paektusan nation to the whole world. The WPK places deep trust in them as the best comrades-in-arms and revolutionary comrades and expects them to continue to play the leading role in the vanguard of the general offensive for building a socialist power, he added.
The best comrades-in-arms of the WPK!
This invaluable title of them by the Supreme Leader is the crystallization of the most honourable and proud affection and trust that can be bestowed only upon the Korean scientists and technicians.