Foreign Affairs

DPRK Celebrates 73rd Founding Anniversary

The parade of paramilitary and public security forces for celebrating the 73rd founding anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held in splendor at Kim Il Sung Square, Pyongyang on Sep 9.

There was a peculiar entrance ceremony of the combined militant band. Parachutists showed landing skill, covering the nocturnal sky in September with national flags.

A column of escort planes flew past the sky above the square and fighters in the form of a fan shot off crackers, revving up the festive mood.

The Ensemble of the State Affairs Commission and the Central Military Band of the Ministry of National Defence of DPRK for playing music for parade took their seats at the square for rendition.

Parade columns of paramilitary and public security forces entered the square throwing out their might all around, to the tune of entrance music.

At 00:00 on Thursday, Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, came to the platform of the square.

The moment, thunderous cheers of “hurrah!” and loud chanting of “Kim Jong Un” and “devoted defence” resounded through and fireworks shot off, presenting fantastic sea of fireworks.

Kim Jong Un extended warm greetings to all the people of the country celebrating the founding anniversary of the dignified country, waving back to the enthusiastically cheering participants in the parade and in the celebrations.

Kim Jong Un and cadres of the Party, government and military were presented with fragrant bouquets by members of the Children’s Union.

Taking the platform were Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun and Pak Jong Chon. Taking the platform also were cadres of the Party and the government, leading officials of the Cabinet, commissions, ministries and national institutions, labor innovators and persons of merits who made distinguished contributions to the development of the DPRK.

Also taking the platform were leading officials of the armed forces organs. Present at the platform on invitation were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Kim Kyong Ok and Kim Jong Im who worked for the Party and the government for a long time.

Source: Lao News Agency