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, gave a banquet on the evening of August 27 in celebration of the Day of the Navy of the Korean People’s Army.
Present there on invitation were Admiral Kim Myong Sik, commander of the KPA Navy, Vice Admiral Kim Chang Guk, political commissar, and other military and political commanding officers of the Navy Command, and commanders of east and west sea fleets of the Navy and heads of the surface and underwater warship flotillas and commanding officers of special operation units.
Jo Yong Won and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and other senior officials of the Party and the government attended the significant banquet.
KPA Marshal Pak Jong Chon made a speech.
Full of deep emotion, the speaker talked about the world of love and affection of the respected Supreme Commander who paid a congratulatory visit to the Navy Command on the occasion of the significant Navy Day and spent the whole day with the officers and soldiers of the Navy to give fresh ever-victorious spirit and strength.
He said that the happy hours of the day unforgettable for all life are associated with the great trust and expectation of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who wants all the officers and soldiers of the Navy to become patriotic brave fighters and heroes of victory whom the country and the people are proud of. And he called upon all the commanding officers to turn out as one to endlessly glorify the honour of the brave death-defying corps and shock brigade of the Party Central Committee.
He courteously proposed a toast for the good health of Kim Jong Un who provided a firm guarantee for the Navy to steadily advance along the course of victory as a pivotal force and a core service of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Un expressed deep thanks for it and had a cordial talk with the reliable and stout commanding officers of the Navy.
We should more purely and proudly carry forward the history of victory gained in the fiercest confrontation with the hostile forces seeking to usurp the sovereignty and the dignity of our state, he said, adding that when the transparent spirit of the sailors firmly defends the inviolable territorial waters, the sea of the homeland will be pacific and everything on this land will shine as an immortal honour and valuable wealth.
The venue of the banquet was replete with impressive scenes showing the kindred ties between the great brilliant commander and the backbone of the naval force who share intention and feelings, life and death on the sacred road for building a rich country with a strong army.
The naval commanding officers hardened their strong will to strive for the bright future and steady growth of the Navy of the Republic shining along with the undying fame of our state and army, cherishing the love for and trust in them as their lifelong glory.