Kim Jong Un Pays Respects to Kim Jong Il
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, with his wife Ri Sol Ju visited the renovated Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay respects to Kim Jong Il on the first anniversary of his demise.
He was accompanied by Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Kyok Sik, Pak To Chun, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Kang Sok Ju, Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Won Hong, Ri Myong Su, Kim Jong Gak, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Il, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Kwak Pom Gi, Ju Kyu Chang, Ro Tu Chol, Ri Pyong Sam, Jo Yon Jun, Thae Jong Su and Choe Chun Sik, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, the Cabinet and working people's organizations, heroes, those who had been received by President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong ll and labor innovators.
Also attending it were scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the successful launch of the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, overseas Koreans' delegations and other overseas compatriots, those related to the revolutionary activities of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, diplomatic envoys of various countries, representatives of international organizations and members of the military attaches corps here.
Kim Jong Un with his wife Ri Sol Ju entered the hall of immortality where Kim Jong Il lies in state.
He made bows in humble reverence for Kim Jong Il, who turned the DPRK into a political and ideological power based on the single-minded unity, a world-level military power, a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and a space power and laid eternal foundations for the prosperity of the country.
Then he went round the mourning hall, the room where the orders Kim Jong Il received are on display and the room where a car, electric car, ship and train used by him are on view, which were perfectly built by the intense loyalty and sense of moral obligation of the whole party, the entire army and people.
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