A Pyongyang city army-people rally took place at Kim Il Sung Square on January 15 to extend the greatest glory to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un on his election as the general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and to vow to thoroughly carry out the decision made at the 8th Congress of the WPK.
Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Tok Hun took the platform.
Also taking the platform were leading officials of the Party and the government and leading officials of commissions, ministries, national agencies and Party and administrative organs in Pyongyang, workers of meritorious services and officials of armed forces organs.
Present at the rally were officials of commissions, ministries and national agencies, officials and workers of institutions and industrial establishments and cooperative farms in Pyongyang and officers and men of the Korean People’s Army and the Public Security Forces.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, made a speech.
He said that it was an eruption of absolute trust and deep loyalty of all the Party members and other Korean people and a great auspicious revolutionary event that provided a sure guarantee for the victory of our style socialism and promised its bright future that Kim Jong Un was elected as the head of the WPK again at its historic 8th Congress.
He extended the greatest glory and warmest congratulations to Kim Jong Un, the great leader of our Party and people, in reflection of ardent loyalty of all the Party members, people and officers and men of the KPA.
He stressed that officials, Party members, working people and officers and men of the KPA should thoroughly arm themselves with the main idea and main spirit of the 8th Congress of the WPK and bring about substantial success and progress in socialist construction with redoubled revolutionary enthusiasm.
He appealed to all to turn out in implementing the decision made at the 8th Congress of the WPK, rallied close around the Party Central Committee in single mind and intention, in order to win greater victory in the socialist cause and to bring earlier the new era when the people’s ideal and desire would be brought into full bloom.
Taking the floor were Vice-Premier Yang Sung Ho, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Yong Hwan, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and chief secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the WPK, and KPA General Kim Kwang Hyok.
They referred to the immense pride and happiness of our people of invariably holding again the peerlessly great man Kim Jong Un in the highest esteem at the top post representing and leading the WPK.
The most important revolutionary task in implementing the decision made at the Party Congress is to shore up the country’s economy as early as possible and bring about substantial improvement in the people’s living, they said, expressing their pledge to meticulously organize economic operation and command and achieve renovation, development and substantial change that can be felt by the people, in line with the intention of the Party which set forth self-reliance and self-sufficiency as the main seed and theme of the new five-year plan for national economic development.
They called on Party members in the capital to become core and vanguard fighters and create a new Pyongyang spirit, Pyongyang speed in the struggle for opening up a new period of great surge and gigantic change of our revolution and to channel the force of the Party work into stabilizing and improving the people’s standard of living.
They said that the People’s Army would fulfill its sacred mission and duty before the Party and the revolution as the revolutionary armed forces of the WPK and the main force for defending the country and the driving force of the revolution and thus uphold the leadership of the Party Central Committee with loyalty.
They said that all the Party members in the capital city, other people and service personnel of the KPA would uphold Kim Jong Un with loyalty and make devoted efforts to implement the decision made at the Party Congress in the noble idea of believing in people as in heaven and by dint of single-minded unity and self-reliance and surely bring about a new period of prosperity of Pyongyang heralding the prosperity of the socialist country.
Then there was a mass demonstration.