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Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo Sessions

Kim Jong Un poses during a photo op with participants of the 4th Korean Workers' Party Conference and representatives to the centenary celebrations of Kim Il Sung's birth. (Photo: KCNA-Yonhap)

DPRK state media reported Tuesday (17 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three commemorative photo sessions in Pyongyang.  The first photo session occurred at the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace (Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun) where KJU and other members of the central leadership had their pictures taken with participants of the 4th Party Conference and various revelers from KIS’ 100th birthday.   KCNA reports:

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], first chairman of the National Defence Commission [NDC] of the DPRK, and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army [KPA], had a photo session with the service personnel of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

Present there were senior party, state and army officials Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Chol Hae, and Kim Won Hong.

Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated the service personnel who have displayed intense loyalty in the work to preserve with best care and manage the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun as an eternal holy site of the sun before having a photo session with them.

He expressed expectation and conviction that the service personnel would as ever creditably discharge their honorable mission and duty in the struggle for holding President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages and glorify the glorious revolutionary history of the peerlessly great men and their immortal exploits.

Kim Jong Un (seated, 3rd R) attends a photo op with the KPA personnel involved in the construction of the recently completed People's Theater in Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA-Yonhap)

KJU’s second photo op was with the Korean People’s Army [KPA] construction brigades, architects and designers who worked on the People’s Theater.  KCNA reports:

Present at the photo session were Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, and Kim Won Hong.

Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated them on their proud labor feats performed in the building of the theatre by fully displaying the revolutionary soldier spirit before having a picture taken with them.

He repeatedly appreciated their shining feats, saying that the above-said soldier-builders and designers successfully built many monumental edifices in the past, thus powerfully demonstrating the might of juche Korea before the whole world and making a great contribution to the prosperity of the country.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that they successfully completed the theatre in a matter of less than a year and creditably implemented the behest of leader Kim Jong Il, noting that he conceived the plan for its construction more than 10 years back and paid special attention to its project in the last period of his life to make sure that it was built as a gift of loyalty to the 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and provided to the people.

He expressed expectation and belief that they would fully display patriotic devotion and popular heroism in the socialist construction in the future, too, and thus make a positive contribution to the cause of building a thriving nation.

Kim Jong Un (seated 8th R) attends a commemorative photo session with the personnel of the Ku'msusan Memorial Palace (also called the Ku'msusan Palace of the Sun) (Photo: KCNA-Yonhap)

Finally, Kim Jong Un had his photo taken with the staff and KPA soldiers who work at Ku’msusan.  These personnel are subordinate to the Office of Military Officers, which historically resided in the Personal Secretariat, but is probably now subordinate to the Guard Command.  This photo op was KJU’s most recent reported public appearance.  KCNA reports:

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, had a photo session with the service personnel of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

Present there were senior party, state and army officials Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Chol Hae, and Kim Won Hong.

Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated the service personnel who have displayed intense loyalty in the work to preserve with best care and manage the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun as an eternal holy site of the sun before having a photo session with them.

He expressed expectation and conviction that the service personnel would as ever creditably discharge their honorable mission and duty in the struggle for holding President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages and glorify the glorious revolutionary history of the peerlessly great men and their immortal exploits.

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