Kim Jong Un Greets Women East Asian Cup Winners at Airport
DPRK women footballers arrived at the Pyongyang International Airport on Monday after winning the 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup.
During the games held in Wuhan, China they trounced the Japanese, Chinese and south Korean rivals, scoring 9 goals by applying guerilla-style offensive tactics and thus created the myth of winning every match.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju greeted them at the airport.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Il Hwan, department director of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Yong Hun, minister of Physical Culture and Sports, and Kim Jong Man, chairman of the Football Federation of the DPRK.
At 4:00 p.m. the plane entered the area before the terminal.
Amid the playing of a welcome music, Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju came out to it.
He shook the hand of each footballer and warmly congratulated them on bringing gold medals to the country. He had a photo taken with them.
Warmly congratulating them, proud daughters of the country and its people, once again in the names of the WPK, the government of the DPRK and all service personnel and people for demonstrating the dignity and might of the power of Juche in the games by displaying indefatigable mental power and by applying the guerilla-style offensive tactics set forth by the Party, and preparing a precious gift dedicated to the 70th anniversaries of the liberation of the country and the founding of the WPK, he gave warm thanks to them.
Greatly excited and touched to have the honor of being greeted by him upon their return home, the women footballers rushed to his arms with tears welling up in their eyes.
Huge crowds at the airport enthusiastically welcomed the footballers who came back in triumph after adding glory to the country with indomitable spirit, grit and high technique.
Pyongyang City was wrapped in a festive atmosphere as more than 200 000 citizens enthusiastically welcomed them along the long route from the airport to the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium.