Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Ho Jong Man, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).
In the message, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un
extended warm greetings on behalf of Chairman Kim Jong Il
and reflecting his family's heartfelt wish for longevity to Ho Jong Man on his 88th birthday.
He said that Ho Jong Man is a genuine revolutionary and a reputed activist of overseas compatriots' movement who has devoted his all to the reunification, prosperity and development of the country and the dignified life and happiness of Korean residents in Japan all his life.
He noted that the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government highly appreciate the distinguished feats of Chairman Ho Jong Man who has courageously defended and developed Chongryon, a patriotic legacy bequeathed by President Kim Il Sung
and Chairman Kim Jong Il
, loudly singing "Song of Comradeship" as the anthem of faith and obligation despite the raging wind in an alien land.
Hoping that the chairman will further devote himself to the road of ushering in a new era of prosperity of Chongryon, deeply cherishing the precious title of an eternal companion of the cause of Juche, the message wished good health to him and happiness to all his family.