Pyongyang, September 10 (KCNA) — The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave a banquet at the People’s Palace of Culture on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the DPRK.
Present at the banquet were Kim Yong Nam, Ri Jong Ok, Pak Song Chol, Kim Yong Ju, Jon Mun Sop, Kim Il Chol, Ri Ul Sol, Hong Song Nam and other senior party and state officials, deputies to the Supreme People’s Assembly, officials of the party, government, military, administrative and economic organs, public organisations, men of science, education, culture and the arts, public health and the press and people of meritorious services from different parts of the country.
Invited to the banquet were the congratulatory delegation of the National Democratic Front of South Korea, the congratulatory groups and delegations of overseas Koreans and overseas personages.
Foreign diplomatic envoys, delegations and delegates of Juche idea study groups and other foreign guests were present on invitation.
Addressing the banquet, Premier of the cabinet Hong Song Nam said the DPRK is a great land of Juche and Kim Il Sung’s Korea in its glory in that the President
Kim Il Sung provided its roots and founded and exalted it all his life.
The DPRK is today making a vigorous advance continuously along the road of Juche under the tested leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who is identical to Kim Il Sung in ideology, leadership and virtue, the premier added.
The Korean scientists and technicians succeeded in launching the first artificial satellite in Korea “Kwangmyongsong No. 1” with entirely local wisdom and technology just before the 50th anniversary of the DPRK, a grand festival of victors, Hong Song Nam noted, adding that this was a great event of the nation that demonstrated the unshakable faith and iron will of the Korean party, army and people to build a powerful state of Juche under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
Thanks to Kim Jong Il, President Kim Il Sung will always be with the Korean people as their leader and the sun of Juche and the DPRK will prosper generation after generation, the speaker stated.
Meanwhile, a banquet arranged by Kim Jong Il for overseas Koreans staying in the motherland to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DPRK was given at the Mokran House on Wednesday.
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