The Navy of the Korean People's Army declared its solemn start with the building of the fleet of new Korea on August 28, Juche 38(1949). Over the 70-odd years since then, it has covered the militant course of victory and glory filled with matchless heroism and bravery, firmly defending the territorial waters and dignity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The respected Comrade
He was accompanied by Marshals of the KPA Ri Pyong Chol and Pak Jong Chon and Minister of National Defence Kang Sun Nam.
When he arrived at the Command of the Navy together with his beloved daughter, the service personnel of the Navy raised stormy cheers.
A ceremony was held to receive the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the DPRK.
Seamen presented him with fragrant bouquets.
Military and political officers of the Command of the Navy, commanders of the east and west fleets of the Navy, squadron leaders of the surface ships and submarines under them and commanding officers of the special operation units greeted him with the warmest admiration.
The guard of honour of the Navy of the KPA marched in file.
He met officers and men of the Navy in the servicemen's hall of the unit.
He conveyed a floral basket carrying the warm congratulations and militant respects to the heroic service personnel of the entire people's navy on the Day of the Navy on behalf of the Party and the government, and made an important speech.
When he wound up his speech, all the participants raised enthusiastic cheers for him.
Guided by the Commander of the Navy,
He received a report on the enemy situation and the operation of the Navy from the Commander of the Navy.
He looked round different points of the operational command post to learn in detail about the IT-based operational command and situation control.
After receiving a report on the operational plan of the Navy from the Commander of the Navy, he put forward the Juche-based operational and tactical policies for the Navy to take firm initiative even in any sudden armed conflict and war and overwhelmingly contain and drive away the enemy with preemptive and resolute offensives according to the strategic and tactical attempt of the Party Central Committee.
After going round the operational command post, he watched a volleyball match between the Navy and Air Force teams held on the occasion of the Day of the Navy.
The Navy team defeated the Air Force team in the match.
He expressed the great expectation and belief that all the service personnel of the heroic Navy of the KPA would make all preparations for action with the firm faith and confidence to defeat decisively any formidable enemy, holding higher the militant slogan "We wait only for an order for sailing given by the Party!" and thus work another miracle of war victory of the heroic Navy if the time of decisive battle comes.
He warmly encouraged the dependable officers and men of the Navy replete with a desire to reliably defend the sea of the beloved country by firmly carrying forward the great spirit of seamen of the former generations.
The Navy of the KPA, with greatest respects, sent off