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Banquet Given for Scientists, Technicians, Workers and Officials Who Succeeded in Satellite Lift-off
| Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea gave a grand banquet at the Mokran House on Friday in honor of scientists, technicians, workers and officials who made a contribution to the successful lift-off of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2.
The dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un was present at the banquet together with his wife Ri Sol Ju.
Also present there were senior party, state and army officials including Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Pak To Chun, Kim Yong Chun, Kang Sok Ju, Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Won Hong, Ri Myong Su, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Il, Kim Phyong Hae, Kwak Pom Gi, Mun Kyong Dok, Ju Kyu Chang, Ro Tu Chol, Ri Pyong Sam, Jo Yon Jun and Choe Chun Sik.
Present there on invitation were the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who greatly contributed to successfully carrying out the last instruction of leader Kim Jong Il for launching a scientific and technological satellite in 2012 marking the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.
At the banquet Marshal Kim Jong Un made a speech congratulating them on their contribution to the successful lift-off of the satellite.
When Kim Jong Un's speech was over, the scientists, technicians, workers and officials broke into rousing cheers, looking up to him who congratulated them on the success though he made indefatigable, devoted efforts for the satellite lift-off.
At the banquet a performance was given by the Moranbong Band in congratulation of the successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2.
Through its performance the Moranbong Band sang high praises of the undying revolutionary exploits Kim Jong Il performed for accomplishing the cause of building a space power and expressed profound thanks to Marshal Kim Jong Un who made sure that the overall national power of Korea of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il was demonstrated before the whole world by successfully carrying out the last instruction of Kim Jong Il.
Its performance also emphasized that the ardent patriotism of the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who fully displayed their fervent enthusiasm and creative wisdom for the successful lift-off of the satellite would be recorded as a brilliant exploit in the history of building a thriving nation.
At the end of the banquet Kim Jong Un, together with his wife and the senior party, state and army officials, warmly saw off the scientists, technicians, workers and officials leaving for the hotel where they put up.
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