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Kim Jong Un sends congratulatory message to Laotian Party leader

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, sent a congratulatory message to Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, on January 16.

In the message Kim Jong Un extended warm congratulations and comradely greetings to Thongloun Sisoulith on the successful holding of the 11th Congress of the LPRP and on his election as general secretary of the Central Committee of the LPRP.

His assumption of the heavy responsibility as head of the LPRP is an expression of high trust and expectation of all members of his Party and the Lao people for him who has worked hard for the party, state and people for a long time, the message said.

It is the firm will of the WPK to steadily strengthen traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the DPRK and Laos provided by the preceding leaders of the two countries and developed in the joint struggle for socialism, it noted.

Kim Jong Un in the message hoped that the fraternal Lao people would make new progress in their efforts to implement the decision of the 11th Party Congress under the leadership of the General Secretary.

WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un sends flower basket to Laotian counterpart

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, sent a basket of flowers to Thongloun Sisoulith in congratulation of his election as general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party at the 11th Congress of the LPRP.

The DPRK ambassador to Laos handed the flower basket whose ribbon bore the name of WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un over to an official of the Committee for the External Affairs of the LPRP Central Committee on Monday. 

KCNA-THE PYONGYANG TIMES

General Secretary Kim Jong Un has a photo session with eighth Party central leadership members

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, met and had a photo taken with the newly-elected members of the eighth Party central leadership body at the venue of the Party congress on Monday.

The venue was filled with deep reverence and loyalty of all the participants for the General Secretary who entrusted them with the heavy and honourable responsibility as members of the Party central leadership body at a crucial time in the course of the development of the WPK and the building of socialism of a Korean style and called them to the venue of the historic Party congress to show them great loving care and comradely trust.

When Kim Jong Un appeared at the venue, all the participants broke into enthusiastic cheers of "Hurrah!", looking up to the Supreme Leader who has developed the WPK into an invincible party leading the revolutionary cause of Juche with his outstanding ideas and theories and seasoned and experienced guidance and who opens up a new era of great powerful country by victoriously advancing the building of Korean-style socialism.

Warmly waving back to the cheering participants, the General Secretary heartily congratulated them once again on their election as members of the eighth leadership body of the dignified WPK amid the great trust and expectations of all the Party members and all other people of the country.

He said that the members of the Party central leadership body, the hard-core of the WPK, should display a high sense of responsibility and devotion in the struggle for implementing the tasks set forth at the Eighth Party Congress, always remembering the great trust of all the Party members expecting them to make more responsible efforts for the firm unity of the Party and its dignified leading authority and for the successful implementation and victory of the fighting programme.

General Secretary Kim Jong Un meets new Cabinet members for a group photo

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, met and had a photo session with newly-appointed Cabinet members at the Fourth Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly on Monday.

He summoned the members of the Cabinet to shake hands with each of them and warmly congratulate them.

What is important in the efforts to carry out the new five-year plan for national economic development set forth at the Eighth Party Congress is devotion and bravery of leading officials, he said. He called on the Cabinet members to bring about substantial changes and successes in carrying out the revolutionary tasks assigned to their sectors by calculating all undertakings in a scientific way and doing them in a bold way to follow through with their implementation while trusting the Party.

Stressing once again that the work of the Cabinet precisely means the work of the Party Central Committee and the implementation of the decision of the Eighth Congress of the WPK constitutes the work of the Cabinet, he indicated once again the principle and ways to be maintained in the work of the Cabinet, ranging from the issue of giving priority to science and technology and prioritizing talented persons to the issue of ensuring that the overall economic work would aim at and encourages new innovations, bold creations and constant progress.

Expressing the belief that the newly-appointed Cabinet members would make redoubled efforts to achieve notable successes in the country’s economic work, always cherishing the expectations and trust of the Party and people, as well as patriotism and loyalty and the idea of “The people are God”, the Supreme Leader had a photo session with them.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un poses with press workers helpful to successful Eighth WPK Congress

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, called the press workers who contributed to the successful Eighth Congress of the WPK to the yard of the office building of the Party Central Committee and had a photo session with them on January 18.

The participants were full of dreamlike happiness and delight to meet the Supreme Leader whom they have always wanted to meet, awake or asleep, in the yard of the Party Central Committee dear to their hearts and have a photo taken with him.

Seeing him, all the participants broke into cheers of “Hurrah!” in tears of gratitude to the Supreme Leader who repeatedly thanked them and bestows great favours to be handed down to posterity while valuing the humble efforts made by the ordinary working people for the preparation of the Party congress.

He spoke highly of them, noting that the Party congress could be successful as there were the devoted efforts of the working people who showed all sincerity to carry out the tasks given to them by the Party on the highest level with pure loyalty.

Expressing his expectation and conviction that they would make greater successes in their work in the future, too, by displaying boundless devotion and responsibility with the noble mission of taking charge of an important post in the Party’s information front in their minds, he had a photo session with them.

Chongryon organizations send congratulatory messages to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un

The General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and its affiliated organizations sent messages to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to congratulate him on his election as general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

They came from such central organizations of Chongryon as the standing governing body of the Federation of Korean Men of Commerce in Japan, central standing committees of the Korean Youth League in Japan and the Union of Democratic Korean Women in Japan, the central standing management board of the Korean Youth Commercial Association in Japan, the central standing committee of the Union of Korean Teachers in Japan, the central standing governing body of the Association of Korean Social Scientists in Japan, the standing governing body of the Korean Sportsmen’s Federation in Japan, the central standing committee of the Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan, the central standing governing body of the Korean Health Workers Association in Japan, the central standing committee of the Union of Korean Students in Japan, the Association of Koreans in Japan for Peaceful Reunification and the central standing governing body of the Human Rights Association of Koreans in Japan, such businesses of Chongryon as Joson Sinbo, Joson news agency, the Kumgangsan Opera Troupe and Kumgang Insurance Company Ltd, each local headquarters of Chongryon, Korea University and other Korean schools at all levels in Japan.

Refreshing watery radish kimchi

Watery radish kimchi is one of the winter kimchi varieties favoured by many Koreans.

The refreshing kimchi is prepared in early winter and eaten until early spring.

LPRP meets for Eleventh Congress

The Eleventh Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party was held between January 13 and 15 in Vientiane.

It brought together 768 delegates.

Teahouse charms visitors with unique taste, folksy mood

Two women drink tea in the Unjong Teahouse. 

The Unjong Teahouse on Changjon Street, Pyongyang, serves green, black and cholgwanum teas with Unjong tea leaves grown in Kangnyong County, South Hwanghae Province.