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Chinese Defence Minister Sojourns in Korea

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, on a visit to the DPRK visited Mangyongdae on Wednesday. The defence minister and his party went to the old home of President Kim Il Sung in Mangyongdae where he was born and spent his childhood, cultivating the great will for the revolution. They looked round with keen interest the historic relics there, hearing the immortal story about the house. They also went round revolutionary sites on Mangyong Hill.
    At the end of the visit Cao Gangchuan made the following entry in the visitor's book: "Revolutionary Family, Great Contribution".
    That day he laid wreaths before the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery on Mt. Taesong and the Tower of Friendship before visiting Kim Il Sung Military University. He enjoyed a performance given by the State Merited Chorus of the Korean People's Army at the People's Palace of Culture on Tuesday.

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