Kim Jong Il’s Exploits Praised in Peru and South Africa

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) — A Peruvian personage and a South African organization issued statements in celebration of the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

Julio Cesar Pantigoso Barretto, chairman of the Chiclayo and Trujillo Branch of the Peru-Korea Institute of Culture and Friendship, said in his statement on February 16:

Kim Jong Il was a great leader and statesman who developed in depth the Juche idea and thoroughly applied it in the revolution and construction to powerfully promote the building of a socialist power in the DPRK and the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.

He conducted energetic activities to strengthen friendship and solidarity with the peoples of countries aspiring after independence.

The Peruvian people are highly praising him for having constantly adhered to the Juche-based and revolutionary stand.

The Mfumalanga Provincial Group for the Study of the Juche Idea of South Africa in its statement on February 7 praised the revolutionary career of Kim Jong Il who was born and grew up in Mt Paektu, hearing gunfire during the great anti-Japanese war.

The DPRK fought against the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces to defend its sovereignty.

It is a powerful nuclear weapons state, recognized by not only the DPRK’s friends but also the enemies. -0-

Kim Jong Il’s Exploits Lauded by Indian Newspapers

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) — Indian newspapers dedicated special write-ups to the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

The Feb. 3rd issue of the newspaper Indian and World Event allotted two whole pages to articles of various titles illustrated with a photo of Kim Jong Il. The newspaper introduced in detail his feats for the socialist cause.

The Feb. 9th issue of Ocean News Point allotted one whole page to an article titled “Kim Jong Il, eternal leader of the DPRK” illustrated with his photo.

The Feb. 8th issue of New Delhi Times said in an article titled “The DPRK’s self-development” that one of the factors by which the Korean army and people could bring about the world-startling miracles and changes in grim annals of the revolution is the self-development based on the Juche idea.

The Feb. 11th issue of Awaking elaborated in an article titled “Ushering in a fresh era of independent reunification” the exploits of Kim Jong Il who devoted his all to realizing the Korean nation’s cause of reunification. -0-

Reception Given by Iranian Ambassador

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the DPRK Seyed Mohsen Emadi hosted a reception at his embassy on Friday to mark the Day of the Shining Star, the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

Among those present on invitation were Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister of the DPRK, Thae Hyong Chol, president of Kim Il Sung University and concurrently minister of Higher Education who is chairman of the Iran-DPRK Friendship Parliamentary Group, and Kim Jong Suk, chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

The Iranian ambassador said in his speech that they are pleased to celebrate the Day of the Shining Star.

He noted that the relations between the two countries were provided by Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Seyed Ali Khamenei and President Kim Il Sung.

He expressed the will to boost the cooperation between the two countries, saying that the Iranian people are attaching great importance to the relations with the DPRK.

Ri Yong Ho said it is a token of reverence for Kim Jong Il that the Iranian friends are significantly celebrating the Day of the Shining Star together with the Korean people.

Kim Jong Il’s exploits for the development of the friendly relations between the two countries and the global cause of independence will be immortal, he said.

He reiterated that the Korean people would make all efforts to develop the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries provided by the great leaders of the DPRK together with the high-ranking leaders of Iran. -0-

Congratulatory Visits to DPRK Embassies Abroad

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) — Delegations of political parties and organizations and personages of various countries visited the DPRK embassies in their countries between Feb. 10 and 16 in celebration of the 75th birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

The visitors laid floral baskets and bouquets before the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them.

They included delegations of parties and organizations of Mexico and Nigeria and personages of Cuba, Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran, Myanmar and DR Congo. -0-

Kim Jong Il’s Work Published in Spain

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) — Leader Kim Jong Il’s work “Let Us Reunify the Country Independently and Peacefully through the Great Unity of the Entire Nation” was brought out in booklet by the Anfer Publishing House of Spain on February 10 on the occasion of the Day of the Shining Star, his birth anniversary.

The work, published on April 18, Juche 87 (1998), clarifies the five-point policy for great national unity, important guidelines in achieving the great national unity. -0-

Day of Shining Star Observed by Organization of DR Congo

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) — The preparatory committee of DR Congo for celebrating the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star issued a bulletin on February 1 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

The bulletin carried articles subtitled “Defender of Socialism” and “Exploits for the cause of national reunification” under the main title of “On the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary of Comrade Kim Jong Il, the great leader of the Korean people; leader Kim Jong Il’s idea and exploits will be immortal”.

It elaborated on the fact that Kim Jong Il devoted all his life to the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche, the prosperity of socialist Korea, the reunification of the country and the human cause of independence.

It said:
Comrade Kim Jong Un, the great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche, is now at the head of the Korean revolution. He is a prominent great man of Korea identical to leader Kim Jong Il.

Under his guidance, the Korean people will surely accomplish the cause of building a socialist power, the behests of Kim Jong Il. -0-

Kim Jong Il’s Works Introduced by Italian Organization



Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) — The Milano Center for the Study of the Juche Idea of Italy posted leader Kim Jong Il’s works “Let Us Further Strengthen Our Single-Hearted Unity and Give Full Play to the Korean-Nation-First Spirit”, “Let Us Live Not Merely for Today But for Tomorrow” and “On Imbuing the Whole Society with Communist Moral Traits” on its website on February 15 to mark the Day of the Shining Star, his birth anniversary. -0-