Present on the occasion were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol and Kim Tok Hun, Members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK; and Pak Jong Chon, Kim Jae Ryong, Ri Il Hwan and Kim Hyong Jun, Members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK.
Also on hand were Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon; Admiral Kim Myong Sik and General Kim Kwang Hyok, Commanders of Services of the Korean People's Army; Ri Yong Chol, Chairman of the Hoechang County Party Committee; and Kim In Chol, Chairman of the Hoechang County People's Committee.
A guard of honour of the KPA was lining up at the Martyrs Cemetery of the Chinese People's Volunteers.
Amid the wreath-laying playing music, placed at the tower were the floral basket in the name of
And then, he called at the tomb of Mao Anying lying in state in the Martyrs Cemetery of the Chinese People's Volunteers.
The floral basket in the name of
He looked round the tombs of martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers together with the accompanying senior officials of the Party, the state and the armed forces.
He continued: The Chinese People's Volunteers' entry into the Korean front made a historic contribution to the great victory of the Fatherland Liberation War. The great victory won by the armies and peoples of Korea and China at the cost of their blood, linking their destiny as one and sharing life and death, is of great significance invariably even now after the lapse of years and the change of the century.
The officers and men of the Chinese People's Volunteers fought heroically by devoting all their valuable youth and lives without fearing death in the sacred war against the imperialist aggressors. All places of Korea are permeated with their red blood. Our Party, government and people will never forget their lofty soul and noble self-sacrificing spirit, he added.