The respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited the bier of the late Marshal of the Korean People's Army Hyon Chol Hae, Recipient of the Order of Kim Il Sung and the Order of Kim Jong Il and General Advisor to the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK, and expressed deep condolences over his death on May 20.
He was accompanied by members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, members of the Central Military Commission of the Party, leading personnel of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders of the services, commanders of the army corps and political commissars.
A wreath in the name of Kim Jong Un was laid before the bier of the deceased.
Wreaths were also placed in the name of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Kim Jong Un paid a silent tribute to the memory of Hyon Chol Hae, veteran of the armed forces organs of the DPRK and staunch revolutionary who performed distinguished exploits in the sacred struggle to defend the sovereignty of the nation and the supreme interests of the country single-heartedly with the intense loyalty to the Party and the revolution, the country and the people and the spirit of devoted service throughout his life.
He looked round the bier of the deceased with the grief at the loss of the precious revolutionary comrade who left unerased, remarkable traces in building the WPK and strengthening and developing the revolutionary armed forces with the absolute loyalty to the leader, transparent revolutionary principle and firm character.
Hyon Chol Hae fully displayed the unrivalled heroism and self-sacrificing spirit in the struggle of resolutely defending the great leader Kim Il Sung for decades from the glorious days of lifeguard company during the grim Fatherland Liberation War. While helping the great leader Kim Jong Il in his Songun-based revolutionary leadership most nearby during the arduous march and forced march, he devoted himself to the sacred cause of strengthening and developing the People's Army into the revolutionary armed forces that are faithful only to the guidance of the leader. His death is a loss which is not compensable to our Party, army and people.
All the Party members, service personnel of the People's Army and other people should never forget the brilliant life of the veteran revolutionary but follow his loyalty and revolutionary faith, he warmly added.
Kim Jong Un expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased and warmly consoled them.