Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace at 00:00 on January 1, the New Year Juche 87 (1998).
Laid before the Statue was a basket of flowers in the joint name of the WPK Central Committee and Central Military Commission and the DPRK National Defence Commission, Central People’s Committee and Administration Council.
General Kim Jong Il, together with senior party, state and army officials, paid deep respects to the Statue.
Then he went upstairs to the hall where President Kim Il Sung lies in state and bowed to the President in humble reverence.
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