UK KOREAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
London 21st December Juche 100(2011)
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING AWAY OF THE GREAT LEADER COMRADE KIM JONG IL
Our UK Korean Friendship Association learnt of the passing away of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, the general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army. We were shocked to learn of the death of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il caused by overwork. It occurred at a time when the DPRK and friends of Korea throughout the world were getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his appointment as Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army.
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il was born the son of guerrillas on Mt Paektu. He was the loyal and capable successor to the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Comrade Kim Jong Il developed the Juche idea in depth and put forward Songun politics .
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il was the true people’s leader . He put the living standards of the Korean people first . He making long journeys to give guidance to local units , fully practising the Chongsan Ri method of the great leader President Kim Il Sung.
He passed away whilst on a trip to give on-the spot-guidance. Comrade Kim Jong Il could have retired and had an easy life but instead chose to carry on working in order to improve life for the people and to complete the Juche revolutionary cause.
It was thanks to the Songun(army-first ) leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, supreme commander of the KPA, that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was prevented. It was comrade Kim Jong Il who made a breakthough in the struggle for national reunification opening up the June 15 era based on “By Our Nation Itself”.
UK KFA shares the grief of the Korean people on this sad occasion. We hope this can be healed , that sorrow can be turned into strength .