September 9, 2023 marks the 75th founding anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
On this significant occasion, our people and the world progressive peoples recall with boundless reverence and yearning the immortal contributions made by President Kim Il Sung, the founding father of socialist Korea, to the just cause of defending peace and security.
Since the first day of its foundation, the DPRK has served as a powerful fortress and the voice of justice and truth that reliably defends peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world under the leadership of President Kim Il Sung.
The first official goodwill visit made by President Kim Il Sung to the former Soviet Union from February to April 1949 was an occasion of historic significance in that it demonstrated to the world the prestige of the DPRK in the struggle to defend world socialism and peace.
At a formal reception held in honour of President Kim Il Sung, the leader of the former Soviet Union, Stalin expressed his great respect for the President. He said that great Comrade Kim Il Sung defended the Soviet Union with arms and at the cost of blood against the imperialists’ aggression in the East and that the Soviet Union owed it to Comrade Kim Il Sung and his indomitable struggle to carry out the socialist construction in a peaceful environment.
He went on to express his unwavering support for the DPRK, the stronghold of world peace and security as follows: The birth of democratic Korea firmly guaranteed the security of the eastern border of the Soviet Union; the leaders of the Soviet Union should clearly know that the aid for the DPRK is a spending for their own sake.
President Kim Il Sung expressed his thanks for his remarks and solemnly declared that the Korean people would display patriotism and devotion in securing the gains of the revolution and safeguarding Korea in the East of the democratic camp. This was an affirmation that the DPRK would reliably defend world peace.
It created quite a sensation that Stalin, a prestigious veteran leader of the world revolution, highly praised President Kim Il Sung, though young as he was, as an outstanding leader with international recognition and a great hero who performed immortal feats for safeguarding world peace.
Under the leadership of invincibility of the President, the DPRK repelled the aggression of the U.S.-led vassal forces in the 1950s and prevented the outbreak of another catastrophic world war. Also, for several decades following the Korean War, the DPRK has firmly guaranteed peace and security in Northeast Asia and the world at large by frustrating the wild ambition of the U.S. for world hegemony.
Today, under the leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un and on the basis of its inexhaustible and absolute strength, the DPRK is firmly safeguarding peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world by smashing the moves of the U.S. imperialists and their henchmen to provoke a new war. Now the might and strength of our Republic has literally become the focus of the international politics.
The DPRK venerates President Kim Il Sung – the true defender of justice and peace – as the founding father of the country, and will shine ever brighter in the world as the bulwark of justice and fortress of peace under the leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who is faithfully carrying forward the ideas and leadership of the President.