Kim Jong Il's Work Published in Indonesia

    Pyongyang June 18 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us Reunify the Country Independently and Peacefully through the Great Unity of the Entire Nation" was brought out in booklet by Hekadaha Publishing and Printing Company of Indonesia on June 9. The work, published on April 18, Juche 87 (1998), clarifies the historic five-point policy of the great national unity which serves as important guidelines in achieving the Korean nation's great unity.
    The company in the preface said that it has the honor to reprint his famous work on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and hopes the work will help the readers correctly understand the nature of the Korean reunification issue and the reunification policy of the DPRK.

Floral Baskets and Congratulatory Letters to Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il received floral baskets and congratulatory letters from the diplomatic corps and officials in charge of the cultural and friendly relations of foreign embassies here on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. The floral basket and congratulatory letter from the diplomatic corps here were conveyed to Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun by Palestinian Ambassador E. P. Shaher Mohammed Abdlah who is doyen of the corps and the floral basket and congratulatory letter in the name of the officials in charge of cultural and friendly relations were conveyed to an official concerned by Mahmoud Masoud Amer, senior councilor of the People's Bureau of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya here, on June 17.

DPRK Will Positively Contribute to Building New World

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs who headed the DPRK delegation, made a speech at the special ministerial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 12 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of G-77. He stated that the government and people of the DPRK would as ever make an active contribution to the building of a new world independent, peaceful and prosperous by developing many-sided economic cooperation and exchange with the developing countries.
    G-77, he went on, has played a leading role in establishing a fair international economic order, true to its fundamental mission, in the past 40 years, but its just demand has not yet been met.
    The marginalization of the developing countries is being accelerated in the international economic relations today with the result that the gap between the developed and developing countries is widening as time goes by.
    G-77 should achieve the unity and solidarity of the developing countries and channel its primary efforts to their consolidation and do their best to establish new south-south economic relations among the developing countries by expanding and developing south-south cooperation based on collective self-reliance.
    It should strengthen its measures to revitalize the activities of the developing countries, concluded Choe

S. Korean Youth and Students Call for Implementing June 15 joint Declaration

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- The South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification reportedly made public a statement on June 14 on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration. The statement said that in the past four years the belief that the destiny of our nation can be shaped out by the efforts of the nation itself has been firmly established and actualized and that the U.S. and its followers are now desperately trying to block the implementation of the joint declaration but there is no retreat on the road of June 15.
    The statement stressed that youth and students would hold high the banner of the joint declaration in the van.
    The National Council of Representatives of Women Students made public a statement titled "Let's implement the June 15 joint declaration to speed up peaceful reunification of the country" on the same day.
    Our fellow countrymen are a resourceful and peace-loving nation, the statement said, calling upon the seventy million people to force the U.S. troops out of this land with their concerted efforts and achieve reunification along the road indicated by the joint declaration.

Many Monuments Erected

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Many monuments have been erected in various parts of the DPRK in 40 years under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il since he started his work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). He saw to it that a lot of monuments representing the greatness of President Kim Il Sung on epic canvases were erected, while energetically leading the work to highly praise and glorify the glorious revolutionary history of the President for all ages.
    Under his energetic guidance the Monument to the Victorious Battle of Pochonbo with a statue of the President was erected in the latter half of the 1960s.
    A grand monument representing the historic course of the Korean revolution pioneered and led by the President was erected with his statue as its center on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on the occasion of his 60th birthday in the 1970s.
    Monuments were erected as world masterpieces on Mt. Wangjae in Onsong County of North Hamgyong Province and on the shore of Lake Samji in Ryanggang Province on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the WPK and the 40th anniversary of the victory in the Musan area battle.
    In those days Kim Jong Il chose the sites for the erection of the statues of the President on the spots, examined the layouts and model boards for the projects and gave hundreds of important instructions.
    The 1980s witnessed the erection of the Tower of the Juche Idea and the Arch of Triumph as enduring edifices at the highest level to hand down the Juche idea founded by the President and his revolutionary exploits to posterity.
    And the 1990s saw the erection of the Monument to Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War representing the President's feats performed for the victory in the war and the heroic exploits of the servicepersons of the People's Army and the people on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory in the war and the Monument to the Three Revolutions demonstrating the spirit of Korea of Juche advancing under the uplifted banner of the three revolutions, ideological, technical and cultural, the WPK's general line of socialist construction.
    Kim Jong Il who made a new history of the cause of perpetuating the memory of the President saw to it that the Monument to Party Founding was built in a matter of one year in order to hand down the feats of the President in founding the Party and the glorious revolutionary history of the WPK to posterity.
    The Tower to the Immortality was erected at the entrance of Kumsong Street in a peculiar style, the first of its kind in history, in perfect harmony with the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the sacred temple of Juche. This reflects the unanimous desire of the Korean people to hold the President in high esteem for all ages.
    The Monument to the Victory in the Musan Area Battle was newly erected in the 2000s in the place where a battle was fought during the anti-Japanese war thanks to the fixed faith and far-sighted plan of Kim Jong Il to accomplish the Korean revolution with arms as required by the Songun era and build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation on this land.
    And the Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification was erected at the southern gateway to the capital. It represents the faith and will of the Korean people to convey the feats performed by the President for the country's reunification to posterity and bring earlier the day of national reunification

Foreign Students Meet to Present Their Writings

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Foreign students studying at Kim Il Sung University held a meeting titled "Paean to the Great Man" at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps Thursday to present their writings on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. Read out at the meeting, which began with a chorus of the Korean song "Our Comrade Kim Jong Il", were visitor's accounts, essays, notes, fragmentary thoughts, etc. carrying their sentiments of boundless reverence for and high praise of Kim Jong Il, who has demonstrated the dignity and great strength of Juche Korea all over the world with the might of great Songun politics.
    In the visitor's accounts "Oun Revolutionary Site, Shine Long," the fragmentary thought "The Land of Songun Politics" and other works, students gave impressive depiction of the noble popular traits and prominent leadership ability of Kim Jong Il and the high national pride of the Korean people in holding the great brilliant Songun commander in high esteem and their deepest reverence for the great man born of Heaven.
    The meeting closed with a chorus of the Korean song "Dear Name".

British Ambassador Hosts Reception

    Pyongyang June 18 (KCNA) -- David Arthur Slinn, British ambassador e.p. to the DPRK, hosted a reception Thursday evening on the occasion of the birthday of the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the official holiday. Present there on invitation were Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Kim Yong Sul, vice-minister of Foreign Trade, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, officials concerned, foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations here. Speeches were made at the reception.

Kimjongilia Show Opens

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- A Kimjongilia show opened with splendor here on June 17 to celebrate June 19, the 40th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Jong Ha Chol, Kwak Pom Gi and other functionaries concerned, senior officials of commissions and ministries of the cabinet, national institutions and bodies of armed forces, officials of the units participating in the show and working people in the city.
    Kang Nung Su, chairman of the Korean Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Committee, in his opening address said the show is a significant grand political festival displaying the revolutionary faith and will of the army and people of the DPRK to add shine to the immortal revolutionary exploits performed by Kim Jong Il in developing the WPK as the glorious party of President Kim Il Sung and effecting epochal changes in all fields of the revolution and construction and devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution and march thousands of ri along the road of Songun revolution to the end in any storm. That Kim Jong Il began his work at the WPK Central Committee, the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution, with the unshakable will to carry the revolutionary cause of the President to accomplishment was a historic event of decisive significance in strengthening the party and fulfilling the revolutionary cause of Juche, he stressed.
    The participants looked round the hall of the show.
    On display there were more than 15,000 pots of Kimjongilia brought into bloom with all sincerity by over 70 ministries, national institutions and bodies of armed forces, and People's Army soldiers and working people.

Japan's Adoption of Law Calling for Sanctions against DPRK under Fire

    Tokyo, June 16 (KNS-KCNA) -- So Chung On, director of the International Department of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), made public a statement on June 14 denouncing the Japanese right-wing conservative forces for having adopted an evil law calling for tight sanctions against the DPRK. The statement said: It is a serious development and a very regretful matter that the session of the House of Councilors of Japan finally adopted the "law banning the port of call of specified foreign ships," a law calling for tight sanctions against the DPRK.
    Neither sanctions nor pressure can yield any positive results. The present trend towards the improvement of the relations between the DPRK and Japan clearly tells that the dialogue based on the relations of confidence alone provides the best way of settling all matters between them.
    It is self-evident that the law is an inhumane one as it is aimed at banning the port of call of the ship "Mangyongbong-92" which has served Korean residents in Japan including students in their visits to the homeland.
    It strongly demanded Japan withdraw at once the law going against the trend of the times and humanitarianism.

Great Achievements in Literature and Art

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- A great change has taken place over the last four decades since leader Kim Jong Il started working at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. He has brought about the renaissance of the 20th century with his extraordinary artistic discrimination, distinguished talent, remarkable ability and ardent enthusiasm.
    He put forth a unique theory on seed so as to choose a right seed and properly depict it in the creation of literary and art works.
    The theory on seed has been successfully embodied in the creation of revolutionary works.
    The tradition of the revolutionary film art has been established in the course of adapting as films and novels the immortal classics including "The Sea of Blood" and "The Fate of a Self-defence Corps Man" which President Kim Il Sung wrote in the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.
    Created in the 1960s and the 1970s were many films on the theme of the revolutionary traditions including "Flames Spreading over the Land", "In the First Armed Unit" and "Far Away from Headquarters" and films on the theme of socialist reality such as "The Flourishing Village", "A Worker's Family" and "The Problem of Our Family".
    Multi-part films including "Star of Korea" and "The Sun of the Nation" were successfully produced in the 1980s and the multi-part film "The Nation and Destiny", acme of the Juche-oriented literature and art and masterpiece, has been created from the 1990s.
    The leader, renouncing the outworn patterns, has introduced stanzas, off-stage chorus and a conveyer system of three-dimensional stage art into operas.
    Under his guidance, "The Sea of Blood"-type revolutionary operas were created and a radical change took place in the modern history of opera.
    He saw to it that the successes made in the creation of film and opera had been generalized in other fields of literature and art to create "A Mountain Shrine"-type revolutionary drama, a song "Snow Falls", a symphony "Rich Harvest Comes to the Chongsan Plain" and dances "Snow Falls", "Azalea of the Homeland", "Winnow Dance" and "Bumper Harvest of Apples". As a result, a rapid development has been made in all fields of literature and art including music, dance, art and acrobatics.
    In this period, he made public famous works such as "On the Art of Cinema", "On the Art of Opera", "On the Art of Dance", "On the Art of Drama", "On the Art of Music", "On Fine Art" and "On the Art of Juche-oriented Literature" to give clear answers to the theoretical and practical questions arising in the development of Juche-oriented literature and art.

National Meeting Held

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- A national meeting to celebrate the 40th 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 Friday. Present there were senior officials of the Party, the state and the army, chairpersons of friendly parties, members of the Cabinet, senior officials of Party organs, military organs, working people's organizations, power bodies, ministries and national institutions, party officials, former unconverted long-term prisoners who are pro-reunification patriotic fighters, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, personages of merits and working people.
    Also present were overseas compatriots staying in the socialist homeland.
    Choe Thae Bok, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, delivered a report. The reporter recalled that Kim Jong Il considered it as his lifelong task to develop the WPK into an eternal party of President Kim Il Sung and has wisely led the struggle to accomplish the sacred cause over the last 40 years.
    He went on:
    Kim Jong Il confirmed the profound idea and perfect logic that the Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of the President, is the only guiding idea which would lead the people's cause of independence in our era to victory, thus achieving the unity and cohesion of the whole party based on the idea.
    He has led all the Party members to learn from the experience gained by Kim Il Sung in the party building and the method of the party work created by him, thereby laying a solid organizational and ideological foundation for developing the WPK into a glorious party of the President.
    What is of special significance in Kim Jong Il's history of immortal leadership is that he laid a firm foundation for accomplishing the cause of the Party generation after generation under the banner of modeling the whole party and the society on the Juche idea, turned the WPK into a revolutionary party strictly based on the monolithic ideological and leadership system and brought about great changes in the revolution and construction.
    Early in the 1970s the WPK held Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the successor to the President, thus finding a successful solution to the issue of succession to the leadership of the Korean revolution.
    Thanks to his wise leadership the WPK has grown to be a powerful party creditably carrying forward the tradition of Juche and steadfastly preserving its revolutionary character.
    His history of immortal guidance is shining with proud victory as he developed the WPK into an invincible socialist ruling party remaining unshaken in any storm and stress and firmly defended Korean-style socialism in the grim period when the socialist system of the world collapsed due to the imperialists' anti-socialist offensive and the counter-revolutionary moves of the renegades of socialism.
    Basing himself on a scientific analysis of the reason why socialist ruling parties collapsed in different countries at that time, he established throughout the Party the revolutionary leadership system whereby all its members act as one under the leadership of the WPK Central Committee and made sure that the principle of definitely keeping the ideological work ahead of all other work was abided by.
    His history of immortal leadership has been recorded as a great revolutionary history in which he successfully accomplished the cause of perpetuating the memory of the President and built the WPK into a revolutionary party winning one victory after another under the banner of Songun.
    He clarified the revolutionary philosophy that the army represents the Party, the state and the people and, on this basis, pursued the Songun politics and has strengthened the WPK as required by it. His ideas and theories based on the Songun idea of Juche are shedding bright rays as a banner for winning a sure victory in the Juche-oriented revolution in the 21st century.
    The reporter called on the entire Party and the army and all the people to strengthen the Party organizationally and ideologically under the uplifted banner of the great Songun in order to pave a wide avenue for winning a new victory in the struggle to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation, bring earlier the independent reunification of the country and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche.

Kim Yong Nam Congratulates Cambodian Queen

    Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Friday visited the state guest house where His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, the king of Cambodia, stays on the occasion of the 68th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. He conveyed a floral basket to Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and congratulated her on her birthday.
    Present there were Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Yong Il, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and officials concerned.
    Prince Norodom Yuvaneath, adviser to the king, Cambodian Ambassador E.P. to the DPRK Oum Mannorine and Cambodian guests were also on hand.
    The president had a warm conversation with the king and the queen and arranged a luncheon in honour of them.

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Indonesia: obra de Kim Jong Il en folleto

    Pyongyang, 18 de junio (ATCC) -- La Empresa de Edicion e Imprenta Hekadaha de Indonesia dio a luz el dia 9 en folleto la imperecedera obra clasica del Dirigente Kim Jong Il "Que toda la nacion unida alcance la reunificacion independiente y pacifica de la patria", publicada el 18 de abril del 87 (1998) de la Era Juche. La obra dilucida la historica orientacion de 5 puntos para la gran unidad nacional que sirve de guia programatica para esta causa.
    En la introduccion del folleto se lee:
    Con motivo del 40 aniversario del inicio del trabajo de Su Excelencia Kim Jong Il en el Comite Central del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, la empresa tiene el honor de reeditar en Indonesia la obra clasica del Dirigente. Deseamos que el folleto de ayuda a los lectores para tener correcta comprension sobre el caracter del problema de la reunificacion de la Peninsula Coreana y la politica del particular de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea.

Inaugurada Exhibicion de Kimjongilias por el 19 de Junio

    Pyongyang, 18 de junio (ATCC) -- Quedo inaugurada solemnemente el dia 17 en esta capital la Exhibicion de Kimjongilias por el 19 de Junio - aniversario del inicio del trabajo del Dirigente Kim Jong Il en el CC del Partido del Trabajo de Corea. Participaron en el acto Pak Pong Ju, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Jong Ha Chol, Kwak Pom Gi y otros cuadros, directivos de los comites del Consejo de Ministros, ministerios, organos centrales y las instituciones de las fuerzas armadas, funcionarios de las unidades participantes en la Exhibicion y trabajadores capitalinos.
    Kang Nung Su, presidente del Comite Coreano de Kimilsungia y Kimjongilia, en su discurso inaugural, senalo que la presente exhibicion es un gran festival politico significativo que muestra la conviccion y la voluntad revolucionaria del ejercito y el pueblo de Corea de llevar adelante las inmortales hazanas revolucionarias del Dirigente Kim Jong Il quien fortalecio y desarrollo el PTC como glorioso partido del camarada Kim Il Sung y logro un cambio secular en todos los sectores de la revolucion y la construccion, de defender a ultranza la Direccion de la Revolucion y seguir hasta el fin el largo camino de la revolucion del Songun (priorizacion militar) en cualesquier adversidades.
    El que el Dirigente, con la firme voluntad de cumplir hasta el fin la causa revolucionaria del Presidente, se pusiera a trabajar en el CC del PTC, estado mayor supremo de la Revolucion Coreana, fue un historico evento de significado trascendental en el desarrollo del Partido y el cumplimiento de la causa revolucionaria del Juche, subrayo el.
    Acto seguido, los participantes recorrieron el lugar donde estan exhibidas mas de 15 mil Kimjongilias de mas de 70 unidades, entre otras, ministerios, organos centrales e instituciones de fuerzas armadas, militares del ejercito popular y otros trabajadores.

Destacado ideologo y teorico

    Pyongyang, 18 de junio (ATCC) -- Manana se cumplen los 40 anos desde cuando el Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, comenzara a trabajar el 19 de junio de 1964 en el Comite Central del PTC. El Dirigente, durante los cuatro decenios, al tomar a su cargo el destino del partido y la revolucion, el pais y la nacion, condujo por el unico camino de victoria la causa de la independencia, profundizo y desarrollo incesantemente la gran idea Juche en la directriz de la epoca.
    Con extraordinaria clarividencia profunda reflexion, sabia perspicacia y capacidad y analistica, extraordinaria memoria y amplios conocimientos publico innumerables imperecederas obras clasicas, entre otras, "Sobre la Idea Juche", "El socialismo es ciencia", "La filosofia Juche es una original filosofia revolucionaria".
    Un dia, los funcionarios, al ver la obra "Para tener correcto concepto y comprension de la filosofia Juche", le preguntaron como redacto tan rapido una obra tan magna aun siendo tan atareado por la direccion sobre el terreno.
    Entonces el dijo que siempre piensa, cuando se presenta un problema que requiere la respuesta, desde entonces trabajando escribe mentalmente, tambien comiendo hace oraciones, caminando une contextos, tomando carro presenta el tema de discusion, discutiendo la labor despliega de tiempo en tiempo contenidos. Y cuando lo redacta en el cuarto copia en el papel las letras escritas asi en la mente.
    En la obra de febrero del 63 (1974) de la Era Juche y otras muchas obras, el Dirigente formulo nuevamente la idea revolucionaria del Presidente Kim Il Sung. Esto demuestra fehacientemente su genial clarividencia ideo-teorica. Formalizo en un sistema integral de la ideologia, teoria y metodo del Juche la idea revolucionaria del Presidente que inicio la epoca del Juche e ilumina claramente el camino a seguir por las masas populares que abogan por la independencia y acumulo inmortales proezas en la historia del pensamiento de la humanidad.
    En varias obras presento la original idea del Songun (priorizacion militar) y aclaro de modo cientifico la justeza y vitalidad de la politica de Songun que la materializa. Esto ocupa un lugar especial en sus actividades ideo-teoricas. La idea del Songun del Dirigente deviene un remedio omnipotente para defender firmemente la soberania e independencia de la nacion y construir una gran potencia prospera.
    Hoy, la humanidad progresista del mundo elogia altamente al Dirigente quien logro inmortales hazanas ideo-teoricas como destacado ideologo y teorico.