On the occasion of the Day of the Sun (birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung), the greatest auspicious holiday of the Korean nation, there took place sports games between staff members of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, watched the sports games.
Officials of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence were greatly excited and delighted as they were honoured to hold meaningful sports and cultural events again in the presence of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un on the spring April holiday like on the February holiday when the stadium was filled with joy and excitement.
When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared in the stadium, thunderous cheers of all the players and spectators broke out in the sky of balmy spring.
Among the spectators were Kim Tok Hun and Jo Yong Won, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Ri Il Hwan, Ri Yong Gil, Kim Jae Ryong and Jon Hyon Chol, secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee, members of the Cabinet and officials of ministries and national agencies.
Kang Sun Nam, Pak Su Il, Jong Kyong Thaek and other commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, service personnel of all units and teaching staff and cadets of military academies watched the sports games.
First, a football match between staff members of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence took place.
Amid the enthusiastic cheers, footballers of both teams played a fierce game, but the first and second halves ended in a draw 1:1.
In the cliffhanger penalty shootouts, the Ministry of National Defence team beat its opponent 5:3.
The football match was followed by a tug of war.
The Ministry of National Defence team again defeated its rival 2:0.
A prize-giving ceremony was held amid the applause of the participants.
All the participants were full of firm determination to bring about good successes meeting the expectations of the Party and the people this year, when the crucial struggle is being waged for the prosperity of the country and the wellbeing of the people, by turning their excitement and joy of having a happy time they have dreamed of in the presence of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un into great readiness and ardour.