General Secretary February 18, 2023
Kim Jong Un watches sports games
There took place sports games between staffs of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence on February 17 in celebration of the Day of the Shining Star (the birth anniversary of Chairman
The stadium was filled with joy and excitement of officials of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence who had the great honour of holding significant sports and cultural events on the spring holiday of February in the presence of
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Among the spectators were Kim Tok Hun and Jo Yong Won, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Il Hwan and Kim Jae Ryong, secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee, members of the Cabinet and officials of ministries and national agencies.
Kang Sun Nam, Pak Su Il, Jong Kyong Thaek and other commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, service personnel and teaching staff and students of military education units also saw the sports games.
First, a football match between the staffs of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence took place.
The game was always exciting.
Player No. 12 of the team of the Ministry of National Defence scored the opening goal by shooting in the goal area in the 32nd minute of the first half of the game.
During the interval, model plane operators of the Pyongyang Air Club made high-tech flight of different model aircrafts to delight the spectators.
In the second half, the number 22 player of the Cabinet team scored the equalizer through an 11-metre free kick in around 55 minutes of the match. So the match got more exciting as each team got one point.
Every player ran and ran with tireless ambition for victory and showed fine scenes. Each time there was a scoring opportunity thrilling the spectators, they cheered more enthusiastically.
The Ministry of National Defence team defeated the Cabinet team 3-1 in the match.
Then there was a tug of war match between staff members of the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Defence.
In the match, too, the defence ministry team beat the Cabinet's 2-0.
A shout of joy was given again after the game.
Officials of the Cabinet and the ministry extended their thanks to the General Secretary for arranging the sporting event on the auspicious holiday of February and enjoying the matches together with them so as to give them great strength, courage and joy.
All the participants made a firm pledge to serve the people with devotion with renewed courage and in high spirits, bearing in mind this moment marking the spring holiday of February with great joy in the presence of