Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) -- It is the absolute intention and firm will of all the members of the Workers' Party of Korea, officers and men of the People's Army and people of Korea to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and achieve independent reunification of the country and the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche under the Songun banner, with leader Kim Jong Il in the van of revolution. Deputy Kim Yong Nam said this in his speech on the first agenda item of the First Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea held on Sept. 3.
He courteously presented to the session a proposal of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the WPK for reelecting Kim Jong Il chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Invariably entrusting Kim Jong Il with the chairmanship of the NDC of the DPRK is a manifestation of the firm revolutionary faith of the army and people of Korea to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche to the end, firmly united around him and an expression of the absolute trust of them who clearly realized his greatness in the long revolutionary struggle, he said, and went on:
Thanks to Kim Jong Il's energetic ideological and theoretical activities and tested leadership, the immortal Juche idea and the original Songun idea, the embodiment of the idea, were formulated and a radical turn has been brought about in the cause of building the Party, revolutionary armed force and state.
His Songun politics has set up a milestone of national reunification common to the nation and opened a phase of an epoch-making turn in development of inter-Korean relations for the first time in the history of its division and unprecedentedly strengthened the international position and authority of the country by remarkably expanding the external relations of the Republic as it is a genuine patriotic and independent policy, he pointed out, and continued:
To re-elect Kim Jong Il to the top post of our state is the supreme requirement of our revolution and the earnest and solemn request of all the Korean people and the progressives who strive to make the 21st century a century of a great prosperous powerful nation and a century of victory in the human cause of independence.
Our army and people, conscious of the important mission of the times given by history, will faithfully strive to carry out the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered on Mt. Paektu to the last, build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation in this land, reunify the country and speed up the cause of global independence, holding Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the supreme leader of our Party, State and revolutionary armed forces.
Kim Jong Il Reelected Chairman of DPRK National Defence Commission
Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) -- The first session of the 11th -term Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea reelected leader Kim Jong Il chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK. The session solemnly declared at home and to the world that it reelected Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and supreme commander of the revolutionary armed forces who has performed immortal feats to be recorded in the history of the country forever and glorified the DPRK as the everlasting country of the great sun, chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, reflecting the unanimous will and desire of all the servicemen and the people.
The historic moment Kim Jong Il has been reelected chairman of the NDC of the DPRK all the deputies to the SPA and the participants in the session broke into stormy cheers of "Hurrah!" overwhelmed with unbounded emotion, jubilation and ardent reverence.
It is the greatest honour and happiness of the servicemen and the people of the DPRK and a great auspicious event of the country and the nation to have reelected Kim Jong Il to the highest post of the state.
This is an expression of the absolute support and trust of all the servicemen and the people in him, who has turned the country into an ideologically and politically strong country and a military power, consolidated the single-hearted unity of the leader, the Party, the army and the people as an unbreakable one, created a new history of prosperity of the country with his Songun revolutionary leadership and made an immortal contribution to accomplishing the cause of independence against imperialism.
And this marks a great event strikingly demonstrating the firm will and faith of the servicemen and the people of the DPRK to resolutely meet all challenges of the imperialists and reactionaries and foil their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK, firmly defend the security of the country and the sovereignty of the nation and build a great prosperous powerful socialist country on the land without fail under the experienced and seasoned leadership of Kim Jong Il.