Foreign diplomats visit different places

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Diplomatic envoys and embassy officials of Bulgaria, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Britain and Vietnam in Pyongyang visited the Revolutionary Museum of the Ministry of Culture and the Korean Film Studio yesterday on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the central committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. The guests laid bouquets before the statue of President Kim Il Sung standing at the studio and paid tribute to him.
    Being briefed on the great exploits Kim Jong Il performed by achieving the greatest success in the Juche-based arts, the guests looked round historic relics and materials at the museum.
    Then the guests were shown round the eye-catching mock-up location streets.
    That day the resident coordinator of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the representatives of the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pyongyang visited the same places.
    Esteban Lobaina Romero, Cuban ambassador to the DPRK, and his embassy officials visited the historic site associated with the fatherland liberation war on the same day.

Functions held

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- An oratorical meeting of officials and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea under the title of "ever-victorious Workers' Party of Korea" and a poem recital and concert of officials and members of the Korean Democratic Women's Union under the title "dignified WPK led by great general" took place here on June 18 on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. At the oratorical meeting speakers said what occupies a particular place in the history of Kim Jong Il's ever-victorious leadership is that he provided unique army-based leadership, demonstrating to the world the dignity and the honor of Korea of Juche and opening up a new history of building a powerful nation.
    The poem recital and concert represented the unshakable faith and will of the Korean women to fully demonstrate their resourcefulness and revolutionary spirit in their worthy struggle to bring about prosperous future, cherishing deep in their mind the loving care and benevolence with which the WPK and the leader projected the women as the flowers of the society, the country and the revolution and dependable builders of a powerful nation.
    Meanwhile, performances were given by art circle members of the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace and the Pyongyang Schoolchildren's Palace at their theatres on the same occasion.
    The functions were attended by Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and officials concerned.

International Anti-Zionism Front releases congratulatory statement

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- The central committee of the International Anti-Zionism Front released a congratulatory statement on June 9 on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. The statement said that as Kim Jong Il started his work at a high post of the party leadership, the DPRK put the struggle for independence and national reunification onto a high stage and emerged a developed country, which entered the phase of conquering the outer space, and many countries of the world have established diplomatic relations with it.
    Extending warm congratulations to him once again, the c.c., the International Anti-Zionism Front wished the Korean people remaining loyal to him steady progress and prosperity, the statement concluded.

Reception given by Egyptian ambassador

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Egyptian ambassador to the DPRK Ahmed Ramy gave a reception yesterday on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. The ambassador said in his speech that Kim Jong Il has carried forward the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung to turn the DPRK into a powerful country, defend the gains of the revolution and lead the WPK to victory.
    Kim Jong Il arranged the north-south summit meeting to open a turning phase of Korea's reunification, he said.
    He wished the Korean people great success in their struggle for progress, prosperity and reunification.
    Foreign minister Paek Nam Sun said in his speech that the relations between the DPRK and Egypt are the historic relations of friendship established by President Kim Il Sung and President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. We will make efforts to further develop the friendly relations between the two countries in various fields, he stressed.
    He wished the friendly Egyptian government and people success in their efforts for the socio-political stability and economic development of the country and the just settlement of the middle east issue under the correct leadership of Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.

Chongjin Clinical Institute

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- The Chongjin Clinical Institute specializes in researches into digestive troubles. The institute situated in the heart of Chongjin city, an industrial city of Korea, was established on April 5, Juche 63 (1974). The institute covering 13,000 square metres has a 4-storyed main building and several annexes.
    Its total floor space is 7,800 square metres.
    It has over 10 laboratories for researches into bacteria, pathology, prognosis, function-diagnosis, etc.
    Researchers there are now engrossed in the study of methods of diagnosis and treatment of digestive troubles including gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis and gastritis.
    More than 30 varieties of Koryo medicines have been manufactured by use of medicinal herbs including doellingeria scabre found in abundance in Korea.
    The institute boasts a high level of its scientific and technological equipment and high scientific and technological qualifications of its staff.
    The institute has brought out 12 medical booklets including "pancreas and method of its examination."

Joint U.S.-South Korea naval maneuver staged

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and the South Korean warhawks recently staged a large-scale joint fleet maneuver in the West Sea of Korea for three days, according to Seoul-based radio no. 1. At least ten warships and sea-patrol planes and anti-submarine helicopters were reportedly involved in the exercise chiefly aimed "to counter possible provocation" in the West Sea of Korea and "increase the joint operational capability."

Meeting of youth and students in south and north called for

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- 14 organizations of South Korea including the south headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification, the South Korean Federation of University Student Councils and the South Korean General Federation of Christian Student Councils on June 15 released a statement on inaugurating a preparatory committee for a meeting of youth and students in the south and the north for reunification, according to a news report. The statement said a nationwide meeting of youth and students in the south and the north for reunification, which would mark an occasion in realizing a massive, legal tripartite meeting of youth and students in the south, the north and overseas and increasing enthusiasm for national reunification, would step up the movement for the implementation of the joint declaration and independent national reunification.
    The statement called on all youth and students in the south, north and overseas to unite firm to promote unity and reunification by the Korean nation itself.

Phibada Opera Troupe

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- The Phibada Opera Troupe is the famous opera troupe, which adapted "the sea of blood", an immortal classic masterpiece created by President Kim Il Sung in the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, for a revolutionary opera. The troupe is based on the picturesque bank of the River Taedong. Its predecessor North Korean Opera Troupe was founded in Juche 35 (1946).
    The troupe was the first art organization to start creating the five revolutionary operas "the sea of blood," "the flower girl", "tell the story, forest," "a true daughter of the party" and "the song of Kumgang-san mountain."
    "The sea of blood" was created and staged in 1971.
    The germ of idea of the opera is that the sea of blood shed by people should be turned into a sea of blood shed by the enemy.
    This is a Juche-based opera of new style quite different from the old operas. Stanzaed songs, Pangchang, dances, uninterrupted stage decor and other means of representation are introduced to the opera.
    The troupe has produced many music and dance pieces of high ideological and artistic value.
    In the period of the "arduous march" in the 1990s the troupe created and staged the revolutionary opera "the victory of revolution is in my sight," depicting the indomitable revolutionary spirit of a woman soldier of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army, the legendary dance drama "a touch-me-not" and others and "leader is always with us," "the way of victory" and other famous songs.
    "Tell the story, forest" and "a true daughter of the party" are also staged by the troupe.
    The troupe received "Kim Il Sung Order" in 1982 for its contribution to the Juche-based art development of the country.

Anniversary of June 15 joint declaration commemorated in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Multifarious events took place in Seoul on June 15 and 16 on the occasion of the second anniversary of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, according to Yonhap News and Thongil News of South Korea. The "grand festival for reunification solidarity to commemorate the second anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration" took place at Kyunghee University in Seoul with at least 7,000 people attending.
    Speakers said that the publication of the joint declaration enabled the compatriots to play a main role in the cause of Korea's reunification and made the movement for great national unity dramatically gain in scope and strength.
    Noting that the joint declaration put the movement for Korea's reunification on a new orbit and clearly indicated ways of achieving the reunification, they stressed that thoroughly implementing the joint declaration means the most vivid manifestation of patriotism and the most urgent drive for Korea's reunification at the present times.
    They said "it is not a dream to reunify the country independently by the Korean nation's efforts," calling upon all the people in the south to come out as one in the struggle against the U.S. and Ri Hoe Chang and other anti-reunification forces.
    The resolution adopted by its participants called for dynamic actions to implement the June 15 joint declaration and an intensified struggle for foiling the moves of the U.S. and Japanese forces for a war, forcing the U.S. troops to pull out of South Korea and getting the "security law" repealed and the national alliance for the country's reunification and the South Korean Federation of University Student Councils legalized.
    Prior to the festival, the reunification solidarity held a meeting for independent reunification to commemorate the second anniversary of the June 15 declaration with an attendance of more than 1,500 people while the south headquarters of the national alliance of youth and students for the country's reunification had a rally.
    Meanwhile, an all-people rally to defend and implement the June 15 joint declaration and realize peace on the Korean Peninsula took place under the sponsorship of the reunification solidarity on June 16.

Japan's attempt at Asian reinvasion denounced

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- The Japanese maritime general staff recently dispatched two more warships of the maritime "self-defense force" (SDF) to the Indian ocean. Through this the Japanese reactionaries sought to justify the SDF's overseas advance under the pretext of "anti-terrorism war" and realize their ambition for overseas expansion at any cost, Minju Joson today says this in a signed commentary. It continues:
    The Japanese reactionaries have always watched for a chance to justify the SDF's overseas advance banned by law.
    The "September 11 incident" offered a golden opportunity to them as the U.S. "requested" Japan to join in the so-called "anti-terrorism operation."
    The Japanese reactionaries, considering it as the best chance to realise their long-cherished dream, accepted the "request" with pleasure, though with some limitations.
    However, the term of six months was not sufficient enough for them to gratify their greed for unlimited overseas aggression.
    That is why they dispatched more troops to the ocean, even extending the term of warships' operation under the pretext that the "anti-terrorism war" is not over.
    It is as clear as noonday that they would come out with a new conception six months later in a bid to justify the SDF's overseas dispatch.
    Japan is making its final arrangement to emerge a war state.
    Japan's overseas aggression will only lead it to self-destruction.

Credentials to Kim Yong Nam from S. African ambassador

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Themba Kubheka, new South African ambassador to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. On hand was vice minister of foreign affairs Kung Sok Ung.
    After receiving credentials, the president had a talk with the ambassador.

Foreign minister meets new Lao ambassador

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- DPRK foreign minister Paek Nam Sun met and had a talk with Chanpheng Sihaphon, newly-appointed Lao ambassador to Korea, who paid a courtesy call on him today.

National meeting held

    Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- A national meeting to commemorate the 38th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was held at the April 25 house of culture today. Jon Pyong Ho, member of the political bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, made a congratulatory report at the meeting.
    He said:
    Kim Jong Il's start of work at the WPK Central Committee marked a noteworthy event of epochal significance in the struggle to develop the party and carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche.
    The revolutionary activities conducted by him for nearly 40 years to lead the party represent a glorious history in which he has built our party into the party of the leader and developed it into an invincible revolutionary party leading the cause of Juche to victory along the road of the army-based revolution.
    It was thanks to Kim Jong Il that the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung was declared as the only guiding idea to be held fast to by the WPK forever. As a result, the WPK could emerge a mighty and dignified party which most satisfactorily solved the issue of guiding idea for the first time in history.
    Noting that Kim Jong Il has built the party into a great guiding force for the army-based revolution as it formed a harmonious whole with the Korean People's Army, the reporter said that the basic feature of his leadership over the building of the WPK lies in that Kim Jong Il put forward the KPA as the vanguard devotedly defending the party and the leader and made the KPA's spirit of devotedly defending the leader prevail throughout the party.
    Our socialism will always remain indestructible as long as there are the great army-based policy shaped by Kim Jong Il and the invincible KPA trained by our party, he stated.
    He called upon all the party members and servicemen of the KPA and people to hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem with loyalty and always remain true to his idea and leadership.
    Present at the meeting were senior party, state and army officials and chairmen of friendly parties.