Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) — Deputy Kim Yong Nam made a speech proposing to reelect General Secretary Kim Jong Il as Chairman of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK at the first session of the 10th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) held in Pyongyang today.
Authorized by the political bureau of the WPK Central Committee, he informed the spa session of the proposal of the WPK Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Party for reelecting Kim Jong Il as Chairman of the NDC of the DPRK as his election was initiated and recommended by the great Kim Il Sung, the eternal leader of the Korean people in his lifetime.
He said that, in accomplishing the cause of the Korean revolution national defence is the top priority in state politics that guarantees the prosperity and development of the country, the happiness of the people and the triumphant advance of the revolution and a lifeline decisive of the victory and defeat of the revolution and of the rise and fall of the nation.
He further said:
The NDC chairmanship is the highest post of the state with which to organise and lead the work of defending the state system of the socialist country and the destinies of the people and strengthening and increasing the defence capabilities of the country and the state power as a whole through command over all the political, military and economic forces of the country. it is also a sacred, important post which symbolizes and represents the honor of our country and the dignity of the nation.
For Kim Jong Il to continue to take the heavy responsibilities as NDC Chairman and lead the work of national defence for the supreme interests of the state is a requirement of the Korean revolution and a unanimous desire of the Korean people who have deeply felt his greatness in the practice of the protracted revolutionary struggle and who have cherished absolute trust in him through this.
He is an outstanding thinker and theoretician, a distinguished statesman and a peerlessly brilliant commander who has ushered in a heyday of the era of the Workers’Party, an era of great prosperity of socialist Korea by leading the Korean revolution as the most intimate comrade, the most faithful helper of Kim Il Sung for more than 30 years.
It is thanks to the distinguished revolutionary activities and extraordinary political and military guidance of Kim Jong Il that a new history of an epochal change has been created in the cause of building the party, state and revolutionary armed forces of Juche, a cause which was started by Kim Il Sung.
Under Kim Jong Il’s veteran and tested guidance, the DPRK has been turned into an ideological power, political power which defends the banner of socialism and guides the era, into a military power possessed of invincible revolutionary armed forces and an impregnable all-state, all-people defence system which any enemy dare not pounce upon and into a cultured state of Juche in which the independent life of the popular masses are coming into full bloom.
At the emotion-filled time of greeting the 50th anniversary of the National Day, our scientists and technicians succeeded in launching the first artificial satellite with a multi-stage carrier rocket.
This is a historic event and a jubilee of all the people which eloquently demonstrates the inexhaustible potentials and the level of tremendous development of our republic which has advanced along the road of prosperity under the guidance of Kim Jong Il.
Faithfully holding Kim Jong Il in high esteem at the van of the revolution, our people will resolutely struggle to accomplish the Juche revolutionary cause which was started in Mt. Paektu, build a powerful socialist state, prosperous and developed, on this land, accomplish the reunification of the country at an early date and step up global independence.
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