Pyongyang, September 4 (KCNA) — The DPRK Cabinet arranged a reception for those who proved successful at the 29th Summer Universiad at the Okryu Restaurant Monday.
Present there were Choe Thae Bok, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea; Ri Il Hwan, department director of the WPK Central Committee; Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission; Kim Il Guk, minister of Physical Culture and Sports, Kim Chun Sik, secretary general of the National Sports Guidance Committee; and officials concerned, players, coaches and their families.
Tong Jong Ho, vice-premier of the Cabinet, in his congratulatory speech said that the achievements made by DPRK players in the sporting event greatly encouraged all the people making all-out efforts to frustrate the unprecedented moves of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces to stifle the DPRK through sanctions with the hammer of self-reliance and self-development.
He appealed to the players and coaches to be true sportspersons of the Party and the country by winning every international competition.
Kim Kuk Hyang, a woman player, in her reply address said that their successes were thanks to the love and trust of the Party that implanted the sports spirit of Juche Korea in sportspersons and led them.
She expressed the will to prove successful in every international contest.
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