Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, had a photo session with the participants in the celebrations of the 75th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on February 9.
Present there were Ri Pyong Chol, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Ri Yong Gil, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Kang Sun Nam, Pak Su Il and Jong Kyong Thaek, commanding officers of the military.
When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared, all the participants, raising enthusiastic cheers of “Hurrah!”, extended gratitude to the respected Supreme Commander who highly appreciated the patriotic loyalty of the service personnel of the People’s Army striving to defend the forefront for safeguarding the country, revolution and people and invited them to the celebrations of the significant Day of Army Founding to show great love and affection over and over.
Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the participants in the celebrations.
Saying that all the precious gains, everything on this land are associated with noble efforts and costly devotion of our revolutionary army before anything else, he noted that the long history of the Korean revolution shines with victory and glory thanks to the undying feats of our People’s Army which has kept the loyalty to the idea and cause of the WPK as an article of faith.
He said that the ever-victorious army—this should be the eternal name of the KPA and that the glorious 75-year-long history of the revolutionary army which has upheld the invincibility and mightiness of Juche Korea with arms, regarding the precious honour taken only by the revolutionary armed forces of our Party as the greatest wealth, should be carried forward forever.
He had a significant photo session with the participants, expressing expectation and belief that the heroic Korean People’s Army would remain faithful to its sacred cause to the last despite all challenges, always sharing life and death with the Party, the country and the people.
All the participants made a firm pledge to fully discharge their honourable mission and duty as the armed forces of the WPK and the vanguard of the class by thoroughly implementing the WPK’s idea and line of building a powerful army, regarding the leadership of the great Party Central Committee as their lifeblood.