Pol Pot Meets Kim Il Sung
In October 1977, Pol Pot and his delegation of brother-in-law Ieng Sary, and sister-in-law Ieng Tirith, arrived in Pyongyang where they were given the highest level of enthusiastic welcome, meriting no less than 26 separate stories in official North Korean media, non stop radio and TV coverage, innumerable photographs above the fold on the party organs, and at least 6 separate meeting with the Great leader Kim Il Sung, who met Pol Pot at the airport, bringing along a crowd of hundreds of thousands cheering and waving flowers. who lined the road to Pyongyang.
Upon his arrival, “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song firmly shook hands with Comrade Pol Pot at Pyongyang Airport” where “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song posed for a commemorative photo with the party and government delegation of Democratic Cambodia headed by Comrade Pol Pot”
Then “Comrade Pol Pot inspected an honor guard of the three services of the Korean People’s Army” was feted by “College coeds (who) courteously presented fragrant bunches of flowers to the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot.”
The happy couple then continued on where the “chairman of the Pyongyang Administrative Committee, together with heroes of the republic and model workers, presented a statue of an anti-imperialist fighter to Comrade Pol Pot On 4 Oct 77″ after which “Singing and dancing, circular ranks of boy and girl students and artists enthusiastically welcomed the goodwill envoy of the Cambodian people with Kim Il-song in attendance at Kim Il-song square.”
Then apparently they arrived at their guesthouse and slept.
The next two days, October 5 and October 6, they got down to business and held several long working meetings where “Talks were held between the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot” followed by together on the evening of 5 October going out on a date and taking in a show where “Comrade Pol Pot, together with the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song, mounted the stage at Mansudae Theater and presented the performers with a basket of flowers to congratulate them on their successful performance, posing for a commemorative photo with them” and they had an early night to rest up for another long day of work.
On October 6, 1977, “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song paid a return courtesy call on Comrade Pol Pot” and later “Talks were held between the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot.”
The next day, October 7, 1977, Pol Pot was accorded the royal treatment welcomed by hundreds of thousands at the national stadium where “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot raised high their tightly clasped hands in acknowledgement of the crowd’s enthusiastic welcome at Moranbong Stadium ” where the Khmer Rouge delegation were honored by seating on “The presidential platform of the Pyongyang mass rally welcoming, with the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song in attendance, the party and government delegation of Democratic Cambodia headed by Comrade Pol Pot.”
The gathering was trumpeted by North Korean media who displayed photos of “Kim Il-song delivering a speech at the 7 October mass rally welcoming Pol Pot” and then the Great leader effectively popped the Big Question, cementing their relationship, when “The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il-song conferred the title of Hero of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Comrade Pol Pot.”
Instead of throwing rice, the lovely nuptial ceremony ended whens “Lovely juvenile corps members courteously presented the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot with fragrant bunches of flowers .”
And On T Seventh Day, They Rested.
The next morning, October 8 1977, “The Great leader Comrade Kim Il-song and Comrade Pol Pot signed the joint communique between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Democratic Cambodia” and “In congratulation of the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers Party, Comrade Pol Pot presented the great leader Comrade Kim Il-song with a basket of flowers and prayed for the long life of the great leader.”
Then, the honeymoon completed and the relationship consummated, “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song cordially bade farewell to Comrade Pol Pot upon his departure from Pyongyang after successful completion of his visit to our nation” and, a separate story detailed “The great leader Comrade Kim Il-song firmly shook hands with Comrade Pol Pot on his departure from Pyongyang.”
The two leaders then returned to their day jobs of exterminating the human spirit from their people.
In an apparent effort to cheer himself up after his good pal, Comrade Pol Pot left him, the very next story on North Korean official media announced “The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il-song toured the newly built amusement park at the Taesongsan Recreation Center in Pyongyang.”