Kim Jong Eun Gets Party Delegate Role

[imText1]Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) and Rodong Shinmun both revealed today that Kim Jong Eun is to be a Workers’ Party delegate for the Chosun People’s Army (KPA) at the upcoming 4th Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference, which is set to open on an as-yet unpublicized date in April.

The decision was taken at a meeting of military Party delegates at the 4.25 Culture Center in Pyongyang yesterday, according to the reports.

Delivering the news, Rodong Shinmun, the publication of the Workers’ Party, announced, “The hall was engulfed in endless delight and emotion at the taking of the Chosun Workers’ Party Central Military Committee Vice Chairman and Chosun People’s Army Supreme Commander, our Party and military’s supreme leader comrade Kim Jong Eun, as Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference delegate.”

KPA General Political Bureau 1st Vice Director Kim Jeong Gak delivered the keynote speech at the event, alongside Chief of Staff Lee Young Ho and others.

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