Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Chun, chief of the general staff of the Korean People’s Army made an address at the military parade and mass demonstration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The speaker said the military parade and mass demonstration would demonstrate the unshakable faith and will of the army and the people to glorify the President Kim Il Sung’s enduring feats in state building, show the great revolutionary traits of our society rallied as one around the party and the leader, and resolutely defend and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche under the guidance of the party.
Authorized by Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, I, on behalf of the WPK Central Committee and Central Military Commission and the DPRK government, extend warm congratulations to the entire KPA officers and men and the people who have devotedly worked for the foundation of the DPRK and its strengthening and development.
Though many difficulties and trials stood in the way of the foundation and strengthening and development of the DPRK, a socialist new Korea came into being in this land, and our country could demonstrate its might as a powerful socialist state, independent, self-supporting and self-reliant in defence under the wise guidance of President Kim Il Sung.
Under the tested leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il, the DPRK is now successfully building socialism, holding the red flag of revolution higher to accomplish the lifelong cause of the President, the speaker noted, and said:
Recently, our scientists and technicians succeeded in launching “Kwangmyongsong No.1”, the first artificial satellite of Korea, with our wisdom and technology 100 percent. This is a great event which will be specially recorded in the 5,000-year long history of the nation, and it is a powerful demonstration of the invariable spirit and iron will of the Workers’ Party, army and people of Korea to build a strong country.
In addition, a project for gasification of underground coal, which is of wighty significance in the development of the national economy, has been completed at the Anju Area Coal Complex. And many monumental edifices of the Workers’ Party era have been built in different parts, renewing the looks of the country.
Our courageous servicemen and people in the “Arduous March” have wrought miracles of history, overcoming all hardships, closely rallied around the Supreme Commander. By their loyal enthusiasm and indomitable struggle, the behest of President Kim Il Sung will be carried through and a more prosperous and better, powerful state of Juche will be built in this land in the near future.
Our People’s Army has always been faithful to the guidance of the great leader and the great party and will remain the army of the leader and the party, devotedly defending the headquarters of the revolution headed by Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il in the spirit of human bombs and suicide bombing.
If the enemies encroach upon an inch of our land, waters and sky, the People’s Army which is defending the safety of the people and the destiny of socialism with arms of revolution will mercilessly annihilate them, give a thousand-fold death to the invaders, defend the cause of the party and socialism and reunify the country without fail, the speaker declared.
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