Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Weaponry Exhibition House with Sergei Shoigu

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) -- The "Weaponry Exhibition-2023" is going on under the sponsorship of the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited the weaponry exhibition house on July 26, together with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and members of the military delegation of the Russian Federation.

When he arrived at the exhibition house, Kang Sun Nam, minister of National Defence of the DPRK, made a salute to him.

Present there were senior party and government officials including Kim Tok Hun, Jo Yong Won, Choe Ryong Hae and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence and military and political commanding officers of the large combined units and combined units of the Korean People's Army.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un again expressed thanks to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and members of the Russian military delegation for visiting Pyongyang with militant comradeship and friendly feelings to congratulate the DPRK and its people on their great auspicious event.

Sergei Shoigu expressed his gratitude to Kim Jong Un for paying deep attention to the itinerary of the Russian delegation, offering it significant occasions and lavishing warm welcome on it despite his busy schedule.

Kim Jong Un, together with Sergei Shoigu, looked round the new-type weapons and equipment.

Telling the Russian defence minister about the weapons and equipment which were invented and produced under the national defence development plan set forth at the 8th Congress of the WPK and have been recently furnished to the Korean People's Army, Kim Jong Un shared with Sergei Shoigu comments on the worldwide trend of weaponry development and its strategy.

Having a friendly talk with the Russian defence minister, he expressed his views on the issues of mutual concern in the struggle to safeguard the sovereignty, development and interests of the two countries from the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the imperialists and to realize international justice and peace.

He repeatedly expressed belief that the Russian army and people would achieve big successes in the struggle for building a powerful country. -0- (Juche112.7.27.)