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67th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Strengthening of KPRA into Regular Revolutionary Armed Forces Marked

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

Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- A meeting of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces took place at the April 25 House of Culture Saturday to mark the 67th anniversary of the great Generalissimo Kim Il Sung's strengthening of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) into the regular revolutionary armed forces.

Present there were Hwang Pyong So, Hyon Yong Chol, Ri Yong Gil and officials of the ministry and officers and men of the Korean People's Army.

Marshal of the Korean People's Army Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a report.

The reporter said that Feb. 8, Juche 37 (1948) when the President proclaimed the birth of the regular revolutionary armed forces is the day of historic significance in building the Korean revolutionary armed forces and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Songun, together with April 25, Juche 21 (1932).

He went on:

The DPRK, which has no experience and foundation to build regular armed forces, built the regular revolutionary armed forces two years and a half after the country's liberation under the difficult condition in which everything was destroyed owing to the Japanese imperialist colonial rule over Korea. This was a miracle unprecedented in the history.

The President's wise leadership was clearly proved by the fact that the KPA won the brilliant victory in the Fatherland Liberation War against the invasion by the U.S. imperialists who boasted of being 'the strongest' in the world.

After the war he always paid primary attention to strengthening the army and wisely led the struggle to firmly establish the party's ideological system in the whole army and embody the military line of self-defence under the slogan 'a-match-for-a-hundred'.

While leading the army, the great Generalissimo Kim Jong Il wisely led the struggle to model the entire army on Kimilsungism suited to the nature of the Korean revolutionary armed forces and developed the KPA into the army of the leader and the party.

The Korean revolutionary armed forces built and led to the ever-victorious road by the Generalissimos have ushered in the greatest heyday of their development as they are led by respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.

The reporter called upon all the service personnel to more vigorously advance to hasten the day for accomplishing the Songun revolutionary cause of Juche, loudly singing the song of advance for the final victory, united close around Kim Jong Un.

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