Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, made a congratulatory visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on Friday, the 71st founding anniversary of the KPA.
Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un had a significant photo taken with the KPA commanding officers before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il at the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces.
At the conference hall of the ministry, Kim Jong Un sat together with generals and other officers of the ministry and commanders of KPA large combined units and combined units and warmly congratulated them on the Day of Army Founding.
He made a highly important speech.
He extended warm congratulations to the beloved service personnel of the entire army and their families celebrating the significant Day of Army Founding at a stirring time when a new decisive phase has been opened in the development of the Korean revolution and the drive for building a powerful socialist country has been pushed forward on a new stage of development.
He said that meeting the commanders of all army corps, divisions and brigades of the KPA on the significant occasion, he felt like meeting all the service personnel of the army, asking them to convey to all other soldiers the feelings of the Supreme Commander of missing them and wanting to be with them though he is far away from them.
Stressing the need for the People's Army to effect a great surge and innovations unprecedented in the Party's history of revolutionary struggle and the army building this year and thus fulfill their historic mission before the era and revolution, he set forth militant tasks for the People's Army.
He said that it is a fundamental guarantee for modeling the entire army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the general task of the army building, and the work of first and foremost importance related to the destiny of the country, the revolution and the people to more thoroughly establish the Party's monolithic command system in the entire army.
He said that the party organizations and political institutions of the KPA should bear in mind that ideological and moral advantages are the absolute ones of the revolutionary army that cannot be bartered for anything and a guarantee for sure victory, conduct ideological work in an offensive, multi-lateral and three-dimensional way with main emphasis put on making the entire army politically, ideologically and morally stronger as the twin pillar and thus make the entire army an ideologically pure entity, a community united by the same blood, thought, intention and destiny with the Party.
Saying that the revolutionary traditions of the Party constitute the blood vessel linking yesterday with today and tomorrow of the Juche revolution and they serve as an immutable cornerstone, he called for directing particular attention to strengthening education on the revolutionary traditions among soldiers to make the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu pervade the entire army.
He also underlined the need to profoundly carry out the education on our state-first spirit with proper methodology and thus make sure that the soldier masses firmly defend with arms the bright future of the socialist country.
He noted that the KPA should strengthen class education in the army as befits the vanguard ranks of the class struggle standing guard over the forefront of defending socialism by holding firm the arms of the revolution and thus mercilessly foil all moves of hostile forces aimed to undermine our ideology and our social system.
He stressed that cooperation between military commanders and political officers should be realized on a higher stage as it is peculiar work-style of the revolutionary army so as to rally entire army around the Party as firm as a rock and thoroughly carry out the Party's military line and policies.
Saying that turning the People's Army into elite forces is the consistent policy of the Party in building the revolutionary armed forces, he called for thoroughly implementing five-point policy on effecting a turn in training set forth by the Party Central Committee to make the army ever-victorious one which always win victories in any operations and battles. He underlined the need to further strengthen the People's Army politically and ideologically and in military technique in keeping with the requirement of the present times.
He underscored the need to get rid of all old remnants like formalistic style and stereotyped patterns in training and steadily improve the contents and methods of training to suit to the specific natural and geographical characteristics of the country and to meet the demands and features of modern warfare.
He also called on the entire army to fully incite training zeal and competitive spirit among soldiers through mass movement including the movement for becoming crackshots.
A fundamental key to pushing forward the drive of turning the army into the elite revolutionary armed forces lies in ideological revolution, training revolution, modernization of arms and equipment and establishment of military discipline, he said.
He said that all units and subunits of the entire army should raise the three-point hot winds more fiercely to effect a new turn in improving logistic supply and soldiers' life.
He said that the People's Army should keep holding high the slogan "Let Us Take Charge of Both Defence of Country and Socialist Construction!" and display the stamina of struggle and creation peculiar to the KPA in all fields of socialist construction called for by the Party and thus have a large share this year, a crucial year in carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development.
He specified the ways for successfully carry out important tasks facing the KPA this year including further enhancing the role of party organizations and political institutions of the KPA at all levels and increasing the combat capabilities in every way by braving hardships and difficulties in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance.
So great is the trust of the Party in the commanding officers of the KPA, he said, voicing his expectation and conviction that they would hold full responsibility for their work before the Party, revolution, country and the people and register greater successes in their work.
Firm is the determination and will of the Party to shape a new roadmap toward building a powerful socialist country for realizing the wishes of the great leaders and no force can check the dynamic advance of the country, he said, appealing to the entire army to work hard for the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche in firm unity around the Party Central Committee.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance with All Commanders of
Large Combined Units, Combined Units of KPA
Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, enjoyed a performance given by the State Merited Chorus at an annex to the headquarters of the Party Central Committee together with all the commanders of the large combined units and combined units of the KPA on Feb. 8, the 71st founding anniversary of the KPA.
Among the audience were KPA Vice Marshal RiMyong Su, first vice commander of the KPA Supreme Command, KPA Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, KPA Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, and KPA Army General No KwangChol, minister of the People's Armed Forces of the DPRK, and other commanding officers of the General Political Bureau and General Staff of the KPA and the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces together with the commanders of the army corps, divisions and brigades of the KPA.
Appreciating the performance also were ChoeRyongHae, Ri Su Yong, Kim PhyongHae, Thae Jong Su, O Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the WPK, and other leading officials of the C.C., WPK and the State Affairs Commission.
Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju appeared in the auditorium.
He warmly congratulated all the KPA service personnel who mark the Day of Army Founding, the 71st founding anniversary of the KPA while encouraging them.
Put on the stage that started with orchestral music "The Glorious Country" were colorful numbers including male chorus "We Wish Supreme Commander Good Health", male solo and chorus "Cantata to Marshal Kim Il Sung" and unaccompanied chorus "The Country I Am Defending".
The performers sang high praises of the dignity and might of the country dynamically advancing along the road of victory of socialism under the wise guidance of the WPK and made an impressive artistic presentation of the firm faith and will of the army and people to firmly trust and follow the Party and the leader only and safeguard them politically and ideologically and at the cost of their lives while invariably and persistently succeeding to the lineage of arms of Mt Paektu, the lifeline of the Korean revolution.
As Kim Jong Un requested the encore, female trio and male chorus "Our National Flag" was re-performed, being conducted by People's Artiste Jang RyongSik, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, making the audience be gripped by the feelings of great excitement and leading the performance to its climax.
Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the wonderful performance of high ideological value and artistry.
He voiced the expectation and conviction that the artistes of the State Merited Chorus would as ever conduct more positive performing activities of revolutionary nature and thus creditably fulfill their honorable mission and duty as frontline soldiers in the field of literature and art.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Attends Banquet Given to Celebrate Day of Army Founding
Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea arranged a banquet on the occasion of the 71st founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the KPA, attended the banquet.
Present there were commanding officers of the General Political Bureau and the General Staff of the KPA and the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces and all commanders of the large combined units and combined units of the KPA.
On hand there were also leading officials of the Central Committee of the WPK and the State Affairs Commission.
At the banquet, Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated all the service personnel of the KPA upon marking the Day of Army Founding once again.
Upon authorization of Kim Jong Un, ChoeRyongHae made a congratulatory speech addressed to the KPA on behalf of the Party Central Committee.