Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) --
Kim Jong Sik and Jang Chang Ha were present there.
The venue of the photo session was seething with the great joy and excitement of the participants who were to have a significant photo taken, which will be the one of their lifetime honor, under the loving care of the respected Comrade
As General Secretary
He sent militant salute of warm congratulations to the reliable soldiers in the defence industrial field who made contribution to consolidating the war deterrent, more perfect and stronger, for reliably defending the security and future of the country and the people with the indomitable spirit, boundless devotion and matchless creativity whereby they have wrought unprecedented miracles to meet any demand of the Party and the revolution, unconditionally and absolutely supporting it.
He also offered warm congratulations and all glory to our great people who built by their own efforts the absolute force of self-defence that can not be bartered nor be bought with anything and held it firm without the slightest vacillation in the face of harsh trials and difficulties. He said that this signal development of the Juche-based national defence would have been unthinkable without the trust and ardent patriotism of all the people who rendered unconditional and absolute support and encouragement to the indispensable sacred cause of building up the country's nuclear war deterrent.
We must be strong under whatever circumstances to defend peace, accelerate socialist construction and ensure the security of the rising generations, free from any threat, he said. He expressed once again our Party's will for building the strong defence capabilities to defend the security and future of our country and people by more reliable and perfect and stronger, overwhelming strategic force.
The defence capabilities in the true sense of word precisely mean the powerful striking capabilities, he said, adding that only when one is equipped with the formidable striking capabilities, overwhelming military power that cannot be stopped by anyone, is it possible for one to prevent a war, guarantee the security of the country and contain and put under control all threats and blackmails by the imperialists. He declared that we would continue to attain the defence up-building goal and develop much more powerful strike means to equip our army with them.
The unyielding revolutionary spirit and exceptional patriotism displayed by the defence industry scientists and technicians and the munitions industry workers who are devotedly carrying into practice the Party's unique idea on the self-reliant defence strategy are the inexhaustible strength of our Party, he said, expressing his expectation and conviction that they would as ever strive with redoubled courage for the development and security of our great state and the victorious advance of our revolutionary cause, and thus perfect the country's nuclear war deterrent at an accelerating pace.
Encouraged by his deep trust and warm benevolence, all the participants made their firm pledge to steadily and vigorously attain the ultra-modern goals for bolstering up the defence capabilities so as to make the military technological advantages, the overwhelming strength possessed by Juche Korea, further irreversible with intense loyalty to the Party Central Committee's grand plan and determination.
The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea gave a reception for the officials, scientists, technicians and workers in the field of defence industry who contributed to the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasongpho-17. -0-www.kcna.kp (Juche111.3.28.)