Japanese delegation here
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- A delegation of Three Ruling Coalition Parties of Japan arrived here this afternoon.
The delegation of the Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP) consists of Yoshiro Mori, Chairman of the General Council of the LDP and member of the House of Representatives, as the head= Masaaki Nakayama, Chairman of the Special Measure Committee for Public Peace of the LDP and member of the House of Representatives, as the Deputy Head= Hiromu Nonaka, Acting Secretary General of the LDP and member of the House of Representatives, as the Secretary General= and Noriyuki Sekine, Acting Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Department Council of the LDP and member of the House of Councillors, and Kiyoko Ono, Chairperson of the Special Committee on Women of the LDP and member of the House of Councillors, as members.
The delegation of the Social-Democratic Party (SDP) consists of Shigeru Ito, Secretary General of the SDP and member of the House of Representatives, as the Head= and Masako Owaki, Director of the International Department of the SDP and member of the House of Councillors, and Hideo Den, Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Department Council of the SDP and member of the House of Councillors, as members.
The delegation of the New Party Sakigake consists of Akiko Domoto, Chairperson of the New Party Sakigake Dietmen's group and member of the House of Councillors, as the Head and Minoru Yamada, Director of the Secretariat of the Party, as member.
Also arriving here today were support personnel, officials of the Japanese Foreign Ministry and reporters of the newspapers Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun, Kyodo News, Jiji Press, NHK, Japan Television network and national Asahi Radio.
The delegation was met at the airport by Kim Yang Gon, Department Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee= Song Ho Gyong, Deputy Department Director of the WPK Central Committee= Ri Jong Hyok, Vice-Chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee= Mun Jae Chol, Acting Chairman of the Korean Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries= and Jang In Su, Secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the WPK.
Secretary meets Japanese visitors
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Sun, Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, met and had a talk in a good atmosphere with the delegation of the Three Ruling Coalition Parties of Japan at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today when they paid him a courtesy call.
Present there were the delegation of the Liberal-Democratic Party led by Yoshiro Mori, Chairman of the Executive Council of the LDP and member of the House of Representatives, the delegation of the Social-Democratic Party led by Shigeru Ito, Secretary General of the SDP and member of the House of Representatives, the delegation of the New Party Sakigake led by Akiko Tomoko, Chairperson of the New Party Sakigage dietmen's group and member of the House of Councillors, and officials of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Present there were Kim Yang Gon, Department Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee= Song Ho Gyong, Deputy Department Director of the WPK Central Committee= Ri Jong Hyok, Vice-Chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee= Mun Jae Chol, Acting Chairman of the Korean Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries= and Jang In Su, Secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the WPK.
Gift to Gen. Secy. Kim Jong Il from Japanese guests
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from the visiting delegation of the Three Ruling Coalition Parties of Japan.
It was handed to Kim Yong Sun, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, by Head of the delegation led byYoshiro Mori, Chairman of the Executive Council of the LDP and member of the House of Representatives, on November 11.
Scream of dying man
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today comments on Kim Young Sam's "special statement to the people" following his withdrawal from the "New Korea Party."
The news analyst says:
Kim Young Sam talked as if he had withdrawn from the "New Korea Party" in order to keep "neutrality" in "fair election management" and "elections."
In fact, however, he was driven out of the party by Lee Hoi Chang's faction after he was deprived of the post of president of the party of his own making by the "Presidential candidate" he had chosen himself.
This means Kim Young Sam has been sentenced to death politically.
Although in the "special statement to the people" he called for "fair management" and "obedience to law" in the "Presidential elections," it was no more than a scream to improve his poor image and make a display of his influence.
Now he is a puppet with no real power. He has no alternative but to be thrown behind bars like his preceding dictators amid public curse and criticism.
CPRF slams U.S. hawks for encouraging s. Korea to war preparations
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland(CPRF) published information bulletin no. 751 on Monday denouncing the U.S. hawks for encouraging the south Korean puppets to war preparations and increasing tension in a bid to save the south Korean situation and keep hold on south Korea.
According to the bulletin, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and other U.S. military brass discussed "north Korea's military situation" in south Korea and Secretary of the Defense Department William Cohen and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Henry Shelton are expected to visit south Korea from Wednesday to examine "security" under "north Korea's military threat".
Their visit is viewed as a premeditated provocation for rendering the situation of the Korean Peninsula all the more strained, the bulletin said, and continued:
Due to the reckless war preparations of the U.S. hawks and the south Korean puppets, the situation of the Korean Peninsula has remained very acute.
The U.S. hawks must have no understanding of the Korean army and people with the spirit of human bomb.
If the United States truly hopes for peace and peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and wants genuine negotiations, it should accept our constructive proposal for the establishment of a new peace mechanism without delay. It should also refrain from obstructing Korea's reunification.
If the U.S. hawks and the south Korean puppets dare infringe upon our sovereignty in defiance of our repeated warnings, our invincible army and people will annihilate the aggressors and provokers and accomplish the historic cause of national reunification without fail.
Paper on s. Korea's move against improved ties between DPRK and Japan
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today comes out with a commentary titled "the dog barks, the caravan goes on."
The news analyst says:
The Kim Young Sam regime is making every effort to prevent a delegation of Three Ruling Coalition Parties of Japan from visiting the DPRK and block the improvement of relations between the DPRK and Japan.
The puppets asked Japan's Liberal-Democratic Party and Foreign Ministry to postpone the time of the delegation's visit to Pyongyang because it is not thought to be timely.
Their rash and dishonest act is a fit and complaint that comes from their dismay at the loss of the Japanese pillar, one of the two foreign pillars of the "international cooperation" against the fellow countrymen in the north.
The puppets are making desperate efforts to put a spoke in the wheel of the improvement of DPRK-Japan ties. For instance, they are working to check the Japanese delegation's visit to the DPRK.
It is no use trying to check progress in DPRK-Japan ties.
The train bound for improved DPRK-Japan ties which has made a starting signal will run on time.
The Kim Young Sam regime must cool its anti-DPRK frenzy, desist from poking its nose into others' business and stop its criminal obstructions to the improvement of DPRK-Japan ties at once.
Letter to Gen. Secy. Kim Jong Il from participants in meeting of Malagasy political parties
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- A letter to Marshal Kim Jong Il was adopted at a meeting of progressive political parties of Madagascar to welcome his election as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and celebrate the 52nd birth anniversary of the WPK.
The letter said in the joint name of the leaders of the action for the renaissance, the Congress for the independence, the Monima Socialist Organisation and five other political parties of Madagascar:
The election of Marshal Kim Jong Il, who is identical with President Kim Il Sung in ideology, leadership and virtues and is flawlessly possessed of literary and military accomplishments and loyalty and filial piety, as WPK General Secretary is the unanimous desire and will of the members of the WPK and the Korean people as well as all of us.
Warmly congratulating the fraternal WPK on the 52nd anniversary, we hope that the WPK will be further strengthened and developed into a revolutionary party of Juche and lead to a brilliant victory the struggle of the Korean people for the building of the Korean-style socialism centred on the popular masses and for national reunification, holding Marshal Kim Jong Il in high esteem as General Secretary.
We also wish that the WPK led by General Secretary Kim Jong Il will play a greater role as the vanguard and guiding force of the cause of global independence, the cause of socialism.
We highly praise and fully support Marshal Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let us carry out the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung's instructions for national reunification".
Film show on Independence Day of Poland
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- A film show and a poster exhibition were arranged at the Chollima House of Culture on Monday on the occasion of the Independence Day of Poland.
Invited there were charge d'affaires ad interim of the Polish Embassy here Mieczyslaw Dedo and Embassy officials.
Ri Song Ho, Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and Vice-Chairman of the Korea-Poland Friendship Association, officials concerned and working people in the city were present.
The participants saw round posters on display and appreciated the polish feature film "I will defend my post".
Paper observes Angolan Independence Day
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Minju Joson today dedicates an article to the 22nd anniversary of Angolan Independence.
The author of the article says:
Since the independence, the Angolan people have courageously fought to defend the sovereignty of the country and develop the national economy.
Today they are putting big efforts into the work to consolidate national unity and peace, rehabilitate the economy and improve the people's standard of living.
The Korean people are truly rejoiced over their achievements in the building of a new life and extend support and solidarity to their efforts for independence, sovereignty and prosperity.
Convinced that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and two peoples will be strengthened in the idea of independence, peace and friendship, the Korean people wish the Angolan people greater success in the efforts to consolidate peace in the country and reconstruct the national economy.