Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on Friday (27 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and members of the central leadership visited the Korean People’s Army [KPA] 26th Military Science and Technology Exhibition. KCNA reports:
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Hyon Chol Hae, Son Chol Ju, Pak Jae Gyong, Kim Yong Chol, Ri Jae Il, Kim Myong Guk, Yun Tong Hyon, Jon Chang Bok and Pak Jong Chon.
He first learned about the reconstruction of the exhibition on a modern basis.
He praised the soldier-builders for having splendidly reconstructed the exhibition by successfully building its exterior and interior to suit its characteristics as an exhibition of science and technology by their own efforts and with indigenous technology.
He expressed satisfaction over the fact that the successful reconstruction and modernization of the exhibition as required by the Songun era has created an important center for widely studying and introducing the military scientific and technological achievements made thanks to the direct initiative of President Kim Il Sung and under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
Then he, conducted by officials, made the rounds of the first and second floors and outdoor exhibition to acquaint himself in detail with the scientific and technological work within the KPA.
It is very good that service personnel, scientists, technicians and researchers of the KPA have made through their researches a lot of valuable inventions and devices urgently needed for the combat preparations of the KPA by displaying collective wisdom and creative ingenuity and presented them to the current exhibition, he said.
Seeing the inventions and devices presented to the exhibition, I can realize that the KPA is working hard to settle scientific and technological issues related to the combat preparations true to the intention of the WPK to push back the frontiers of latest science and technology, he noted.
He repeatedly praised the scientists, technicians, researchers and service personnel of the KPA for their laudable achievements, noting that they have conducted strenuous scientific researches conducive to stepping up the combat preparations of the KPA and improving the standard of soldiers and people’s living by displaying their burning revolutionary enthusiasm and creative ingenuity in the past.
He gave precious instructions for further developing science and technology within the KPA as required by the new century.
He underscored the need to get mastery of latest science and technology in order to ensure that the level of military science and technology of the KPA surpasses the worldwide level of military science and technology and they will develop fast.
The KPA should display according to different sectors inventions and devices highly estimated and selected stage by stage in different sectors including units at various levels and military academies and put the operation of the exhibition on a normal basis as it has been wonderfully rebuilt and modernized.
He expressed expectation and conviction that the current exhibition would mark an important occasion in making a positive contribution to putting spurs to the development of science and technology of the KPA, rounding off the combat preparations and improving the standard of soldiers and people’s living.
KJU was also reported to have attended a magic show entitled “For All Eternity,” given by the KPA Circus. KCNA reports:
Put on the stage were numbers of illusionary and movie jugglery.
The performers presented tricks of making optical changes of objects in space-time.
Kim Jong Un set forth tasks which would serve as guidelines for further developing Juche-oriented acrobatic art, a powerful means for politico-ideological, cultural and emotional education of people.
Enjoying the performance were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Hyon Chol Hae, Choe Pu Il, Kim Yong Chol and labor innovators of major industrial establishments, teachers and researchers of universities, officials of dongs of districts, exemplary heads of their people’s