calendar>>July 17. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Navy Unit 597
Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected KPA Navy Unit 597.

He first went to the room dedicated to the history of the unit.

Looking round historic relics and data associated with the sacred traces of President Kim Il Sung, he said that the immortal revolutionary exploits of the President who worked heart and soul for the strengthening of the Juche-oriented navy would remain long in the history of the country.

He made sure that the feats performed by the successive commanding officers and seamen to implement the WPK's military line were glorified.

He learned about the unit's performance of duty and training and set forth the tasks to be fulfilled by it to increase its combat capability.

After making the rounds of a library and other cultural and educational facilities, he praised the unit for having furnished the centers for ideological and cultural education with rich educational materials and cultural means and briskly conducted diverse political and cultural work.

He got familiar with the management of the unit and expressed great satisfaction over the fact that it has kept the exterior and interior of the barracks neat and clean and created an excellent environment.

The Songun culture has been generalized throughout the society, rapidly changing the appearance of the country now standing close to the gate of a thriving nation, he noted.

Then he inspected the company under the direct control of the unit.

He watched the servicemen of the company in training before looking round an education room, a bedroom, wash-cum-bath house and other places to take deep care of their service and living.

He had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit.

He was accompanied by Jang Song Thaek, member of the NDC and department director of the WPK Central Committee, and KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su.

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