Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences.
The Supreme Leader, accompanied by officials, made a bow before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il at the academy.
He went round the newly remodelled revolutionary museum there.
Watching with keen interest the valuable historic data and relics, he said that the academy, founded in December 1952 on the initiative of Kim Il Sung, could advance along the road of glorious development under the care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He underscored the need to do well the ideological education through the revolutionary museum so as to let all scientists bear in mind the unshakable faith that science knows no frontiers but they have the base of science and the precious socialist country which they should serve with science and that they will engage themselves in science only under the red flag of the Workers' Party of Korea and thus make them glorify the noble ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il with great successes in scientific researches.
He looked round the Exhibition of Scientific Research Successes.
Noting that the exhibition was remodelled well and a great deal of scientific research achievements and exhibits are on display, he said that fruits of our scientists' brains are very admirable and this place is a treasure house of self-reliance and self-development and the academy is the birthplace of self-reliance and self- development.
Though they are hard pressed for everything under the difficult conditions, our scientists do a great work in the struggle for developing the national economy and improving the people's standard of living, he said. He sent his warm greetings to all the scientists and technicians across the country and bestowed great favours on the academy with special bonus.
He said the one of the secrets that the Korean revolution could make great strides despite stern ordeals and difficulties and the strategic position of our Republic could be strengthened considerably was that we have staked the sovereignty and prestige of the country and nation and the destiny of socialism on science and technology and directed primary efforts to the sci-tech development. Thanks to the foundation of self-supporting national economy, scientific and technical forces trained with our own efforts and their clear heads, there are no difficulties insurmountable for us despite the enemies' sanctions of 10 years or 100 years, he added.
We should channel big efforts into the work with talents of science and technology, respect them, solve in good time knotty problems so that they may not feel inconvenience in their researches and life and, at the same time, continue to increase investment in scientific researches, he said. He discussed the measures to better the State Academy of Sciences and Wisong Scientists Residential District.
He expressed expectations and belief that the officials and scientists of the academy would make a tangible contribution to building a prosperous and powerful country with scientific research successes before having a photo session with them.
Accompanying him were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Choe Tong Myong, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.