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KJU Gives Banquet for CPC Delegation

Posted on the 16 April 2018 by Michael_nklw @Michael_NKLW
KJU Gives Banquet for CPC Delegation

Kim Jong Un greets the head of the National Ballet of China in on April 14, 2018 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju interact with Chinese officials and performers at the WPK Central Committee Office Complex #1 on April 14. 2018. Personal Secretariat Director Kim Chang Son is visible in the background, 2nd L (Photo: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Song Tao on April 14

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) hosted a banquet for a PRC performing arts troupe and Communist Party of China International Liaison Department Director Song Tao on the evening of April 14 (Saturday) at Banquet Hall #7 in central Pyongyang.  Also attending the banquet were Personal Secretariat deputy chief and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Propganda and Agitation Senior Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), WPK and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), WPK Vice Chairman and International Affairs Department Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng), WPK Vice Chairman and United Front Department Director Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), Personal Secretariat deputy chief and WPK Organization Guidance Department Deputy Director Jo Yong Won (Cho Yo’ng-wo’n), WPK Propaganda and Agitation Deputy Director Kwon Hak Byong (Kwo’n Hak-bong), Rodong Sinmun editor Kim Pyong Ho (Kim Pyo’ng-ho), WPK Propaganda and Agitation Department Deputy Director Hong Kwang Sun (Hong Kwang-so’n), WPK International Affairs Department Deputy Director Kim Song Nam (Kim So’ng-nam), WPK United Front Department Deputy Director Ri Chang Gun (Ri Ch’ang-kun), WPK International Affairs Department Deputy Director Ryu Myong Son (Ryu Myo’ng-so’n), Minister of Culture Pak Chun Nam (Pak Ch’un-nam) and Personal Secretariat Director Kim Chang Son (Kim Ch’ang-son).  Attending from the PRC side were members of the Chinese art troupe, Song Tao and his travel party, Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun and PRC Embassy staff.

A lobby in the WPK Central Committee Office Complex #1 is decorated for the occasion. Visible in the photo are close escorts of the Main Office of Adjutants (Photo: KCTV).

Kim Jong Un greets a Chinese performing arts official on April 14, 2018 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Ri Sol Ju, Kim Jong Un and Song Tao walk to the banquet hall on April 14, 2018 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Overview of a function room at Banquet Hall #7 (Photo: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun)

Members of the Samjiyo’n Orchestra perform at a banquet Kim Jong Un hosted for Chinese performers (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju watch DPRK musicians perform prior to a banquet on April 14, 2018 (Photo: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

WPK Vice Chairman, State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Choe Ryong Hae delivers a toast speech on April 14, 2018 (Photo: KCTV).

Communist Party of China International Liaison Department Director Song Tao delivers a toast speech at a banquet in Pyongyang on April 14, 2018 (Photo: KCTV).

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju greeted leading members of the Chinese performing arts groups.  A performance of Korean singers and musicians, some from the Samjiyo’n Orchestra, was given.  Toast speeches were delivered by Choe Ryong Hae and Song Tao and they “expressed the steadfast will of the two parties and two peoples to more beautifully decorate the flower garden of the DPRK-China friendship and fully demonstrate the invincible friendship and unity at home and abroad and further develop them, which have been brought by the supreme leaders of the two parties and two countries.

The banquet “proceeded in a friendly and amicable atmosphere.”


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