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Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung at Kumsusan Memorial Palace

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

Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) -- Senior party and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, leading officials of party and power organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Thursday on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.

Placed before the statue of the President was a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the DPRK National Defence Commission, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.

They paid high tribute to the statue of the President.

They paid homage in humble reverence to the President who fathered the immortal Juche idea to clearly indicate the road to be followed by the era and humankind, led the socialist motherland along the road of independence and prosperity and brought genuine happiness to the Korean people.

Commanding officers of the Korean People's Army also visited the palace and paid respects in profound reverence to the President who performed undying feats for the development of the revolutionary armed forces, socialist construction and human cause of independence.

Among the visitors were anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, servicepersons, people from all walks of life, home-visiting groups of Koreans in Japan, overseas compatriots, the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front and its staff members and the diplomatic envoys, the military attaches corps, the economic and commercial councilors corps of different countries and representatives of international organizations here.

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