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7th Party Congress Participant Activities on May 3, 2016

Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea delegates and observers stand in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea delegates and observers stand in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

KPA General Political Department Director, WPK Political Bureau Presidium Member and National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong So and WPK Secretary and WPK Political Bureau Member Choe Ryong Hae deliver floral bouquets to the foot of the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il statues on Mansu Hill on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

KPA General Political Department Director, WPK Political Bureau Presidium Member and National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong So and WPK Secretary and WPK Political Bureau Member Choe Ryong Hae deliver floral bouquets to the foot of the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il statues on Mansu Hill on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

On May 3 (Tuesday) senior DPRK officials and 7th Party Congress participants placed floral bouquets and baskets in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), “pioneers of the cause of Chuch’e-based revolutionary party building and eternal leaders of the WPK and the Korean revolution, in boundless reverence for them and paid tribute to them” on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang.  In attendance were  Kim Yong Nam (Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President), Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Workers’ and Social Organizations), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Secretary for Science and Education), General Pak Yong Sik (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), Yang Hyong Sop (SPA Presidium Vice President), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Secretary and Director of Planning and Finance), O Su Yong (WPK Secretary for Light Industry), Kim P’yo’ng-hae (WPK Secretary for and Director of Cadres’ Affairs), Kim Yong Chol (WPK Secretary for and Director of the United Front Department), Ro Tu Chol (DPRK Vice Premier and Chairman of the State Planning Commission), Jo Yon Jun (Senior Deputy Director of the WPK Organization Guidance Department), Pak To Chun (Senior Deputy Director of the WPK Military Industries [machine-building] Department) and other senior cadres and functionaries.

KPA service members and officers who are delegates to the 7th Party Congress pay tribute to the late North Korean leaders at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

KPA service members and officers who are delegates to the 7th Party Congress pay tribute to the late North Korean leaders at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: KCNA).

Senior Workers' Party of Korea officials bring floral bouquets to the KIS and KJI statues on Mansu Hill on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

Senior Workers’ Party of Korea officials bring floral bouquets to the KIS and KJI statues on Mansu Hill on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

Also, the same day, party congress participants also paid tribute to KIS and KJI and visited the exhibitions at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun.  Party congress participants also visited Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site .  At Mangyo’ngdae they placed floral bouquets and floral wreaths in front of the graves of KIS’ parents, Kim Hyong Jik and Kang Pan Sok, then visited the birthplace and childhood home of Kim Il Sung.  Party congress participants also visited and toured the Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace and the Youth Movement Museum where they placed floral bouquets in front of the KIS and KJI statues there.

7th Party Congress participants bow in front of the graves of Kim Hyo'ng-chik and Kang Pak-sok in Mangyo'ngdae, Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

7th Party Congress participants bow in front of the graves of Kim Hyo’ng-chik and Kang Pan-sok in Mangyo’ngdae, Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

7th Party Congress participants visit the Mangyo'ngdae Revolutionary Site on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

7th Party Congress participants visit the Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

7th Party Congress participants bring flowers to the statues and revolutionary history exhibition at Mangyo'ngdae Schoolchildren's Palace in Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

7th Party Congress participants bring flowers to the statues and revolutionary history exhibition at Youth Movement Museum in Pyongyang on May 3, 2016 (Photo: Korean Central TV).

DPRK state media also reported on May 3 (Tuesday) that senior officials went to the accommodations of 7th Party Congress participants and visited with them.  Kim Yong Nam (SPA Presidium President), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong Hae (WPK Secretary for Workers’ and Social Organizations), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Secretary for Science and Education), General Pak Yong Sik (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), Yang Hyong Sop (SPA Presidium Vice President), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Secretary and Director of Planning and Finance), O Su Yong (WPK Secretary for Light Industry), Kim P’yo’ng-hae (WPK Secretary for and Director of Cadres’ Affairs), Kim Yong Chol (WPK Secretary for and Director of the United Front Department), along with other senior cadres and functionaries visited party congress participants.

According to KCNA the senior leadership “referred to the fact that all service personnel and people of the DPRK have waged a dynamic struggle for the final victory in building a thriving socialist nation, registering special events and achievements by leaps and bounds one after another under the guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n)” and they “called on all the participants to play a vanguard role in the drive to implement the idea and line of the Party in the future, too, bearing deep in mind the undying exploits the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu performed for the founding and development of the Party.”

 

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