KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass games performance on September 9
Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a concert at Mansudae Art Theater and arranged a banquet at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Office Complex in central Pyongyang on September 10 (Monday) for National People’s Congress Chairman and Communist Party of China [CPC] Political Bureau Standing Committee Member Li Zhanshu.
Also in attendance were WPK Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), WPK Vice Chairman and WPK Propaganda and Agitation [Publicity and Information] Department Director Pak Kwang Ho (Pak Kwang-ho), WPK Vice Chairman and International Affairs Department Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng), WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education Pak Thae Song (Pak T’ae-so’ng), WPK Propaganda and Agitation Department Senior Deputy Director and Personal Secretary deputy chief Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng) and KJU and RSJ’s Chinese language interpreters working in the Personal Secretariat, along with CPC International Liaison Department Chief Song Tao and PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun. Also coming out for the events were foreign service personnel and other staff of the PRC Embassy in the DPRK, as well was senior DPRK officials such as Hwang Pyong So (Hwang Pyo’ng-so’), Jo Yong Won (Cho Yo’ng-wo’n), Han Kwang Sang (Han Kwang-sang), Ma Won Chun (Ma Wo’n-ch’un), Kwon Hyok Bong (Kwon Hyok-bong) and Ri Yong Rae (Ri Yo’ng-rae). Kim Chang Son (Kim Ch’ang-son) directed the events.
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju received the PRC delegation in the lobby of the Mansudae Art Theater. They exchanged “warm greetings” and posed for commemorative photos. After this, they had an “amiable talk” in a reception room.
When Kim Jong Un and Li Zhanshu appeared in the auditorium, the “audience broke into enthusiastic cheers extending the greatest glory and the warmest greetings of best wishes for the Suryo’ng who has performed imperishable exploits in strengthening the DPRK-China friendship.” The concert included songs and instrumentals such as”Fly High, Our Party Flag,” “Arirang,” “We Sing of the Party,” “Along the Road of Socialism” as well as Chinese songs “Song of Changjiang,” “The Fluttering Red Flag,” “May You Be in Good Health,” “I Love My Chinese Nation” and “New World.” The concert culminated with its final song “Korea-China Friendship Will be Everlasting.”
The singers and players performed “high praises of the dignity and prestige of the DPRK dynamically advancing along the road to the victory of socialism under the wise leadership of the WPK” and “demonstrated the invincibility and durability of the DPRK-China friendship booming decade after decade, century after century, under the special care of the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries.”
The PRC delegation presented the DPRK performers with a floral basket “as a token of the congratulations for their successful performance.” Kim Jong Un and Li Zhanshu “mounted the stage to congratulate the artistes.”
After the concert, Kim Jong Un hosted a banquet to honor Li and the Chinese delegation.
Choe Ryong Hae, on behalf of the WPK Central Committee and State Affairs Commission, delivered a speech to welcome the PRC delegation. Kim Jong Un “has an amiable talk with Li Zhanshu and his delegation members.”
The banquet proceeded “in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.”View Original Article