All the people of the whole country have greeted the new year full of confidence in the validity and victory of their cause after proudly concluding the unprecedentedly arduous year 2022 with the indomitable struggle and advance under the guidance of the Workers' Party of Korea. They are now paying the highest tribute to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il blessing the rosy future of socialism and communism as eternal sun of Juche.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on January 1 on the occasion of the New Year Juche 112 (2023).
Accompanying him were Kim Tok Hun, Jo Yong Won, Choe Ryong Hae and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and other members of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee.
The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the President and the Chairman, eternal leaders of our Party, state and people, lie in state, was wrapped in the most sublime atmosphere.
A floral basket from the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was laid before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Also placed before the statues were floral baskets in the names of the Central Committee of the WPK, the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and the Cabinet of the DPRK.
The respected General Secretary, together with the participants, paid high tribute to the statues of the great leaders.
He visited the immortality halls where Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie in state and made deep New Year's bows to them who devoted their precious whole lives to the sacred cause of Juche to build the dignified and powerful Party and state and made the people independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in defence.
The members of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee firmly pledged to fulfill the heavy responsibility and duty entrusted by the Party and the people for attaining the grandiose goal set forth at the Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK true to the revolutionary idea and leadership of Kim Jong Un and thus achieve the substantial and rapid changes and development on all fronts of socialist construction without fail.