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Kim Jong Il Visits Bier of Jo Myong Rok

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

Pyongyang, November 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Monday visited the bier of Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and first vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, to express deep condolences over his death.

Visiting the bier together with him were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Ri Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and chief of the KPA General Staff, who are members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Yong Chun, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, vice-chairman of the NDC and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Kuk Thae, member of the Political Bureau and chairman of the Control Commission of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok and Hong Sok Hyong, members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, Kang Sok Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-premier of the Cabinet, Ri Yong Mu, member of the Political Bureau of the C.

C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, Ju Sang Song, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and minister of People's Security, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, Kim Jong Gak, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and first vice-director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Il, Pak To Chun, Thae Jong Su and Kim Phyong Hae, alternate members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Mun Kyong Dok, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK and chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, Ju Kyu Chang, alternate member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, Ri Thae Nam, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-premier of the Cabinet, Pak Jong Sun, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vi

ce department director of the C.C., the WPK, U Tong Chuk, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, O Kuk Ryol, vice-chairman of the NDC, Paek Se Bong, member of the NDC, and Kim Myong Guk, Kim Kyong Ok, Kim Won Hong, Jong Myong Do, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Yong Chol and Yun Jong Rin, members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK.

Seen standing before the bier of the late Jo Myong Rok was a wreath sent by Kim Jong Il.

Placed there were wreaths sent by the WPK Central Committee, the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, the DPRK Cabinet and the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces.

Amid the playing of a dirge, Kim Jong Il observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased. And he looked round the bier with bitter sorrow over the loss of the dearest revolutionary comrade-in-arms and revolutionary comrade.

Then, he met the bereaved families of the deceased and expressed profound condolences to them and warmly consoled them.



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