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National Meeting Marks 21st Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Election as Chairman of NDC of DPRK
Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- A national meeting took place here on Tuesday to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the election of General Secretary Kim Jong Il as chairman of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK.

Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior party, state and army officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, chief secretaries of provincial committees of the Workers' Party of Korea, participants in the 1st Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly, officials of party and armed forces organs, the Cabinet, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, officials of industrial establishments, labor innovators and persons of meritorious services in Pyongyang.

Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, made a report at the meeting.

He said:

Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the NDC of the DPRK on April 9, Juche 82 (1993) was a historic event of epochal significance in achieving the prosperity of the country and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.

Recalling that Kim Jong Il was elected chairman of the NDC at a crucial period of historical turn in accomplishing the cause of socialism, the reporter went on: He led Songun Korea along the road of victory with his outstanding idea, leadership and superhuman energy.

He supplemented and rounded off from a new angle the Socialist Constitution of the DPRK and made sure that the state machinery with the NDC as a pivot was established, thus providing a powerful sovereign guarantee for triumphantly advancing the revolution and construction under the banner of Songun.

He firmly established an independent stand in the nation-building and activities and led the DPRK to thoroughly apply the Korean style and Juche type in the revolution and construction, demonstrating the might of socialist Korea before the whole world.

He saw to it that the principle of independence was thoroughly applied to foreign relations at all times and conducted energetic external activities to create an international environment in favor of the Korean revolution and the building of a thriving nation and defend international justice and global peace and security.

He turned the DPRK into a political and ideological power by letting all the service personnel and people form an indestructible harmonious whole in which they share the destiny with the leader, single-mindedly united around him, and grow to be a huge unit of staunch fighters and devoted implementers who turn out as one in response to his call to flatten even a mountain and empty a sea.

He clearly indicated important guidelines for army-building in the era of Songun and trained the Korean People's Army into a vanguard unit devotedly defending the leader and the powerful elite Paektusan revolutionary army.

Under his leadership the independent defence industry provided by President Kim Il Sung has been put on the foundation of latest science and technology and the DPRK has the self-defensive war deterrent capable of smashing any formidable enemy at one blow.

Kim Jong Il devoted his all to the morrow of a rich and powerful country, possessed of the revolutionary outlook on life "Let's live not merely for today but for tomorrow." Thanks to his patriotic devotion, the road of putting industrialization on a CNC basis of Korean style was explored to bring about the industrial revolution in the new century and pave a wide avenue for building a scientific and technological power and a knowledge-based economic power.

He regarded the country's reunification as the supreme patriotic cause of the nation and energetically led the struggle to achieve it, ushering in the June 15 era of reunification advancing in the idea of By Our Nation Itself and laying a solid foundation for the independent reunification of the country and its peace and prosperity.

His idea and cause of nation-building in the era of Songun are being successfully carried forward by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Immensely rosy is the future of the DPRK making a leap forward full of conviction according to the timetable for the victory of the building of a thriving nation set by the great WPK, flying the immortal flag of the sun, the reporter concluded.

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