Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Lodging Quarters of KPA General Officers

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- The DPRK greets the significant Day of Army Founding in the grandiose course of vigorously making a new turning point of the state's prosperity while demonstrating the might of independence in politics and self-support in the economy amid the heroic spirit of great self-reliance in national defence. The whole country is now overflowing with the incomparably high pride of our revolutionary armed forces which have paved the road of advance of history in the van as a personifier of the idea and will of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the absolute strength of our state and people.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid a congratulatory visit to the lodging quarters of general officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on February 7 on the occasion of the 75th KPA birthday to be inscribed in gold letters in the history of powerful Juche Korea.

Commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence and military and political commanding officers of the KPA large combined units and combined units greeted with the warmest reverence the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un whom they wanted to see even in their dreams when he arrived at the lodging quarters together with his respected daughter.

They were greatly excited to get convinced of the eternal security and future of the country as they are led by the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander who is ushering in a new era of building the powerful army, demonstrating the dignity and mightiness of Juche Korea to the whole world.

A banquet for celebrating the 75th KPA birthday was given in the presence of Kim Jong Un.

Invited to it were commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, military and political commanding officers of the KPA large combined units and combined units and other general officers.

Present were senior Party and government officials, including Kim Tok Hun, Jo Yong Won and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

The banquet hall was seething with great pride and joy over the great history and tradition of the KPA which has performed ever-victorious feats in the protracted militant course since its birth, guaranteeing the dignity and prosperity of the country and the happiness of the people with arms of the revolution.

When Kim Jong Un entered the banquet hall amid the playing of welcome music, all the participants enthusiastically cheered, paying the highest glory and respects to him, the iron-willed brilliant commander who is the outstanding leader of our great Party, state and people and the banner of all victories and glory.

Kim Jong Un made a meaningful speech for all the service personnel of the KPA greeting the Day of Army Founding.

He proudly reviewed the proud history of the People's Army which has recorded the glorious tradition, brilliant victory and shining epic of honor since the day when the shouts of the army founding broke out, and extended noble tribute and warm congratulations to all the officers and men of the DPRK armed forces who have defended the strong breathing of the ever-victorious Korean revolution with matchless military muscle and costly sacrifice and upheld the invincibility and mightiness of our state.

He expressed belief that the KPA, the armed forces of the WPK and the vanguard of the class, would brilliantly defend the dignity and greatness of the powerful country and people with the irresistible strength peculiar to it by invariably inheriting the red soul, the noble mission, the staunch revolutionary spirit and the fighting spirit of death-defying resistance cherished by the first generation of the revolution with arms.

Upon hearing his passionate speech that gives them the boundless pride of having bravely advanced under the leadership of the WPK and further hardens their revolutionary will to remain loyal to the WPK forever, the general officers raised stormy cheers of "Hurrah!" in reflection of their pledge of faith to firmly carry forward the sacred traditions peculiar to our People's Army.

Displayed at the banquet hall were impressive scenes showing the ties of kindred between the great brilliant commander and the backbones of the invincible powerful army who share the intention, feelings and fate on the road of bolstering up the military capabilities for the dignity and future of the country and the people.

The KPA commanding officers renewed their rock-firm will to exert themselves to devotedly defend the Party Central Committee led by Kim Jong Un and the revolutionary idea and cause of our Party despite any turns and twists and reliably guarantee the all-people advance for victory of the socialist cause with matchless arms in the theaters for defence of the national sovereignty and the people and gigantic creation, cherishing his parental warm affection and great trust for life. -0- (Juche112.2.8.)