Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng).
Among the senior officials observed visiting Ku’msusan were: Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), SPA Presidium Vice President Yang Hyong Sop (Yang Hyo’ng-sop), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Propganda and Agitation Department Director Pak Kwang Ho (Pak Kwang-ho), WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education Pak Thae Song (Pak T’ae-so’ng), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Cadres’ Affairs Department Director Kim Phyong Hae (Kim P’yo’ng-hae), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK United Front Department Director Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), DPRK Vice Premier and State Planning Commission Chairman Ro Tu Chol (Ro Tu-ch’o’l), WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations and National Sports Guidance Commission Chairman Choe Hwi (Ch’oe Hwi), DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho), WPK Organization Guidance Department Senior Deputy Director Ri Man Gon (Ri Man-ko’n), WPK Central Inspection (Control) Commission Jo Yon Jun (Cho Yo’n-chun), SPA Chairman (speaker) Choe Thae Bok (Ch’oe T’ae-pok), SPA Presidium Vice President and Korea Social Democratic Party Central Committee Chairman Kim Yong Dae (Kim Yo’ng-tae), WPK Agriculture Department Director Ri Chol Man (Ri Ch’o’l-man), WPK Workers’ and Social Organizations Department Director Ri Il Hwan (Ri Il-hwan), WPK Economic Affairs Department Director Han Kwang Sang (Han Kwang-sang), WPK Finance and Accounting Department Director Kim Yong Su (Kim Yo’ng-su),WPK Military Affairs Department Director and Worker-Peasant Red Guard Commanding Officer Ri Yong Rae (Ri Yo’ng-rae), WPK United Front Department Deputy Director Ri Son Gwon (Ri So’n-kwon), WPK Munitions Industry Department Deputy Director Hong Sung Mu (Hong Su’ng-mu), WPK Munitions Industry Department Deputy Director Hong Yong Chil (Hong Yo’ng-ch’il) and Rodong Sinmun Executive Editor Kim Pyong Ho (Kim Pyo’ng-ho).
Visitors from the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and internal security services included Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. No Kwang Chol (No Kwang-ch’o’l), Minister of People’s Security Gen. Choe Pu Il (Choe Pu-il), 1st Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces and KPA General Logistical Department Director Gen. So Hong Chan (So Hong-ch’an) and Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Col. Gen. Kim Hyong Ryong (Kim Hyong-ryong). Visitors who are semi-retired from the DPRK’s daily affairs, but who are retained for their advice and experience included: former WPK Organization Guidance Department Senior Deputy Director Kim Kyong Ok (Kim Kyo’ng-ok), former WPK Vice Chairman and former WPK Propaganda and Agitation Department Director Kim Ki Nam (Kim Ki-nam), former WPK Vice Chairman and former WPK Planning and Finance Director Kwak Pom Gi (Kwak Pom-ki), former WPK Finance and Accounting Department Senior Deputy Director and Office #39 boss Jon Il Chun (Cho’n Il-ch’un) and former WPK Propaganda and Agitation Department Senior Deputy Director Ri Jae Il (Ri Ch’ae-il). Also visiting Ku’msusan were WPK Central Committee Members and Alternate (candidate) Members, DPRK Cabinet Ministers, leading cadres and functionaries of the Party and DPRK Government and national institutions, and members of the KPA High Command and senior managers of the DPRK’s internal security and intelligence communities.
A KPA honor guard placed a floral basket from Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), a basket sent jointly by the WPK Central Committee, WPK Central Military Commission and State Affairs Commission, and a basket sent jointly by the SPA Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet in front of the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) statues. The visitors “paid tribute” to the statues. They moved onto the chambers containing the preserved remains of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and “made bows.”View Original Article