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National Meeting Held to Commemorate Foundation Day

View of the rostrum at a national meeting commemorating the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK, held on 25 April House of Culture on 8 September 2012 (Saturday) (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported that a national meeting commemorating the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was held at the 25 April House of Culture on 8 September (Saturday).  On the rostrum were three members of the Korean Workers’ Party Political Bureau Presidium (standing committee) Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, VMar Choe Ryong Hae and other senior party, government and security officials.  In attendance were officials and members of “social organizations, ministries and national institutions, chairpersons of friendly parties, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, public health and media, labor innovators and other people in Pyongyang. Overseas compatriots and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-imperialist National Democratic Front also attended.”  Also attending were “diplomatic envoys of different countries, members of the military attaches corps and representatives of international organizations here and foreign guests.”

DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim delivers the report at national meeting commemorating the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim delivered the report in which he said that “It is the principled stand and firm will of the DPRK to answer the provocation and the war for aggression with immediate counter-attack and the sacred and just war for the country’s reunification.”  According to KCNA Choe also said: “If a war breaks out again on this land against the will of the Koreans due to the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces, the army and the people of the DPRK will not miss the chance but promptly deal deadly blows at them and lead it to a sacred war for national reunification. By doing so, they will realize the greatest desire of the nation and remove the stronghold of imperialism from the earth”

KCNA reports:

A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Saturday to celebrate the 64th birthday of the DPRK.

Present there were senior party, state and army officials including Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim and Choe Ryong Hae, officials of the party, armed forces, power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, chairpersons of friendly parties, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, public health and media, labor innovators and other people in Pyongyang. Overseas compatriots and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-imperialist National Democratic Front also attended.

Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of different countries, members of the military attaches corps and representatives of international organizations here and foreign guests.

Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers’ Party of Korea and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, made a report.

He said:

The founding of the DPRK on Sept. 9, 1948 by President Kim Il Sung was a solemn declaration of the birth of people’s Korea, the first people’s country in the colonial East, and a great event which opened a new era of building the socialist state centered on the popular masses.

The founding of the DPRK made the country which had been eclipsed on the world map emerge as a legitimate independent and sovereign state in the international arena and enabled the Korean people to become masters of the country and the society for the first time in the history. It also helped them have a powerful political weapon to victoriously accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche.

Leader Kim Jong Il who remained loyal to the President’s idea and cause of nation-building put forth the original theory of nation-building based on the revolutionary outlook on the leader and led the drive for carrying them out, thus strengthening the DPRK into the country of the President in name and reality.

Kim Jong Il made sure that Kim Il Sung was held in high esteem as the eternal President of the DPRK and led the efforts to solve all the problems arising in nation-building and activities the way the President did and as intended by him. This was a distinguished feat that provided a firm guarantee for glorifying the DPRK as the state of Kim Il Sung and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche to the last.

Kim Jong Il put forward the Songun politics as the basic political mode of the DPRK in the most grim period of the Korean revolution and established the state mechanism with a main emphasis on national defence. He also increased the nation’s capabilities and smashed the imperialists’ moves for aggression, thereby firmly defending the destiny of the country and the nation.

The dear respected Kim Jong Un named patriotism personally showed by Kim Jong Il on the road of devotion to defending the country and the prosperity Kim Jong Il’s patriotism and aroused the army and the people to embody it.

The Korean people will meet vicious challenges and obstructions of anti-reunification forces at home and abroad and certainly achieve the historic cause of the country’s reunification by the concerted efforts of all compatriots under the banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and the October 4 declaration.

It is the principled stand and firm will of the DPRK to answer the provocation and the war for aggression with immediate counter-attack and the sacred and just war for the country’s reunification.

If a war breaks out again on this land against the will of the Koreans due to the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces, the army and the people of the DPRK will not miss the chance but promptly deal deadly blows at them and lead it to a sacred war for national reunification. By doing so, they will realize the greatest desire of the nation and remove the stronghold of imperialism from the earth, the reporter concluded.

View of participants at a national meeting (central report meeting) held at the 25 April House of Culture on 8 September 2012 commemorating the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK (Photo: KCNA)

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