Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, on Monday enjoyed an art performance given by the Moranbong Band and the State Merited Chorus in welcome of a state delegation of the Republic of Cuba visiting the DPRK on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Cuba.
Invited to enjoy the performance were Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, first vice-president of the Council of State and first vice-president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, and his wife, members of the Cuban state delegation, German Hermin Ferras Alvarez, Cuban ambassador to the DPRK, and staff members of his embassy.
Among the audience were Hwang Pyong So, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon, Ri Su Yong, Kim Kye Gwan, and other officials of the Central Committee of the WPK, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces and the Foreign Ministry and artistes of the army and society including those of the Wangjaesan Art Troupe.
Kim Jong Un appeared at the auditorium together with Ri Sol Ju.
He warmly waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and audience.
Women artistes presented bouquets to Kim Jong Un and Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.
The performance began with the playing of the national anthems of the Republic of Cuba and the DPRK.
Put on the stage were orchestral music "Pyongyang Is Best" and orchestral music and male chorus "Song of the Korean People's Army" and other numbers presented by the State Merited Chorus and light music "At One Go" by the Moranbong Band.
The performers sang high praises of the undying exploits President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il performed by providing and glorifying a great history and fine tradition of firm comradely obligation and friendship between the armies and peoples of the DPRK and Cuba and of the heroic spirit of Juche Korea which is working miracles and innovations in the drive for building a thriving nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
The artistes of the Moranbong Band presented instrumental music and song "Guantanamera" and female chorus "Capri Island" reflecting the noble feelings of the Cuban people, delighting the audience.
When the historic scenes of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il meeting with Fidel Castro Ruz and Raul Castro Ruz was projected on the background of the stage, the audience was overcome with deep emotion.
The performance was acclaimed by the audience as it firmly convinced them that the long-standing friendship between the service personnel and peoples of the two countries would remain unchanged generation after generation in the struggle for independence against imperialism and for socialism.
At the end of the performance stormy cheers of "hurrah!" resounded through the theatre.
Kim Jong Un warmly waved to the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and the audience.