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Korean People Excited to Hear News of Kim Jong Il's Visit to Russia

Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- Officials in various fields and servicepersons of the DPRK are greatly excited to hear the news of leader Kim Jong Il's visit to Siberia and the Far East Region of the Russian Federation and filled with boundless longing and reverence for him as he has made endless journeys of forced march for great dedication to the country and the people.

Picturing to himself Kim Jong Il who is on a foreign trip without being relieved of the fatigue pent up while providing Songun revolutionary leadership day and night, Jo Pyong Ju, vice-premier of the Cabinet, had this to say:

The whole country is now swept by a hot wave of general offensive for flinging open the gate to a thriving nation in 2012 without fail.

It was against this backdrop that Kim Jong Il is paying his historic visit to the Russian Federation.

The officials of the Cabinet wholeheartedly hope for the good health of Kim Jong Il paying a visit to the Russian Federation, another brilliant chapter in the history of the DPRK-Russia friendship being given steady continuity generation after generation and are firmly determined to honor the sense of obligation as his soldiers and materialize with loyalty the grandiose plan of the Workers' Party of Korea for building an economic power.

General of the Korean People's Army Kim U Ho said that the news of the Supreme Commander's unofficial visit to Russia filled the hearts of the servicepersons with boundless longing for him.

He is a kind-hearted father, indeed, as he regards it as his greatest pleasure to be among our soldiers and people, Kim U Ho noted, and continued:

Holding in high esteem the great Songun brilliant commander revered by the world people, we will defend the socialist country as firm as an iron wall and creditably discharge our mission as a driving force in the on-going great advance for building a prosperous and powerful country with the pride and self-esteem that they are led by him.

Ri Kyong Sik, minister of Agriculture, said that the ardent longing for Kim Jong Il is the source of the strength to bring about a fresh turn in grain production.

An Jong Su, minister of Light Industry, said he would exert all efforts to make all light industry factories increase the production of quality consumer goods and thus contribute to powerfully demonstrating the might of the harmonious whole between the leader and the people during Kim Jong Il's visit to Russia.

He noted that the Korean people are eagerly waiting for Kim Jong Il's return home.

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