DPRK leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il, in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec 16, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

PYONGYANG – Kim Jong-un, the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commemorated the anniversary of his father Kim Jong-il’s death by visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on Thursday, reported the official Korean Central News Agency.

The report said Kim Jong-un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of “the greatest national memorial day,” on which his father Kim Jong-il died nine years ago.

A floral basket in the name of Kim Jong-un was laid before the statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, it said, and Kim Jong-un, together with other visitors, paid high tribute to the statues.

In the hall where Kim Jong-il lies in state, Kim Jong-un made a deep bow in deep reverence for his father “who dedicated his whole life to the country and people,” the report said.