Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, visited the cemetery of the martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers in Hoechang County, South Phyongan Province, and paid a high tribute to them on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean front.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Tok Hun, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and Pak Jong Chon, Kim Jae Ryong, Ri Il Hwan and Kim Hyong Jun, members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Also present there were Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon, Admiral Kim Myong Sik and Air Force General Kim Kwang Hyok, Ri Yong Chol, chairman of the Hoechang County Party Committee, and Kim In Chol, chairman of the Hoechang County People’s Committee.
The guards of honour of the Korean People’s Army lined up at the cemetery.
As Kim Jong Un arrived before the monument to the CPV martyrs with senior Party, government and military officials, the national anthems of the two countries were solemnly played.
Amid the playing of the wreath-laying music, a flower basket in the name of the Supreme Leader and flower baskets in the names of the WPK Central Committee, the WPK Central Military Commission, the DPRK State Affairs Commission, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, the Cabinet of the DPRK and the Korean People’s Army were laid at the monument to the CPV martyrs.
Written on the ribbons of the baskets of flowers were letters “Martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers Will Be Immortal”.
Kim Jong Un paid a silent tribute to the memory of the CPV martyrs.
Then, he visited the grave of Mao Anying in the cemetery.
A flower basket in the name of Kim Jong Un was placed before the grave of Mao Anying.
Written on the ribbon of the flower basket were letters “To Martyr Mao Anying!”
Kim Jong Un paid a tribute to Mao Anying.
He looked round the cemetery together with the leading officials of the Party, State and armed forces.
He said with deep emotion that even though 70 years have passed since the fine sons and daughters of the fraternal Chinese people made an entry into the sacred Fatherland Liberation War fought by the Korean people, the immortal exploits and heroic feats made by the CPV by sacrificially supporting us under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland despite the very difficult situation remain vividly in the memory of our people.
Saying that the entry of the CPV into the Korean front made a historic contribution to the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War, he added the great victory won by the armies and peoples of the DPRK and China at the cost of blood while linking their destiny as one and sharing weal and woe with each other is, indeed, of great significance no matter how much water flows under the bridge.
Noting that every part of the country is associated with the red blood shed by the service personnel of the Chinese People’s Volunteers who bravely fought in the sacred war against the imperialist aggressors, fearless of death and dedicating their valuable youth and lives to it, he stressed that our Party, government and people would never forget their noble soul and lofty self-sacrificing spirit forever.