No Annual Address? Kim Jong-un Marks New Year by Sending Letter to All North Koreans

The supreme chief of North Korea often offers a televised tackle to the nation each 1 January to have a good time New Year’s Eve, however this yr he is resorted to one thing that hasn’t been seen for greater than twenty years.

DPRK’s head Kim Jong-un has prolonged his “heartfelt greetings” to fellow North Koreans in a handwritten word, which was printed on the entrance web page of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper – the official paper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea – in accordance to US-based outlet NK News.

In the letter, which has reportedly been despatched to the entire nation’s 25 million folks, Kim Jong-un thanks residents for trusting and supporting the Communist Party throughout “tough instances.”

“In the New Year, too, I will work hard to bring earlier the new era in which the ideals and desires of our people will come true,” Kim promised.

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REUTERS / Jon Chol JinPeople have a look at information that North Korean chief Kim Jong Un thanked his folks at Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Jan., 1, 2021

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REUTERS / Jon Chol JinA lady seems to be at information that North Korean chief Kim Jong Un thanked his folks at Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Jan., 1, 2021

According to Seoul’s Unification Ministry, the final time an identical overarching word was distributed to odd residents was in 1995 throughout the rule of Kim’s father Kim Jong-il.

Kim Jong-un’s handwritten greeting comes within the absence of his annual televised speech, which is often broadcasted on 1 January. Instead, he is extensively anticipated to give one other public tackle throughout The Workers’ Party congress scheduled for early January – the primary gathering of such magnitude in 5 years.

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REUTERS / Jon Chol JinDancers carry out throughout celebrations to mark the New Year, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Friday, Jan., 1, 2021

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REUTERS / Jon Chol JinA fireworks show decorates the night time sky to have a good time the New Year, as crowds of individuals look on, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Friday, Jan., 1, 2021

The nation’s head additionally marked the beginning of 2021 by visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the tomb the place the stays of his father and grandfather lie below sealed glass.

While Kim was visiting his household’s burial place, odd North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang’s most important sq. to have a good time New Year’s Eve with a live performance, firework show, and a flag waving ceremony.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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