Kim Jong Il Receives President of Washington Times Corporation
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il Tuesday received Joo Dong Mun, president of the Washington Times Corporation, on a visit to Pyongyang.
On the occasion the president offered his congratulations to Kim Jong Il on the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation.
Kim Jong Il welcomed the Pyongyang visit of the president, had a cordial talk with him and posed for a photograph with him.
Kim Ki Nam Meets Kim Dae Jung
Seoul, August 16 (KCNA-Correspondent) -- Kim Ki Nam, vice-chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, who is participating in the August 15 Grand National Festival for Independence, Peace and Reunification in Seoul, and his party Tuesday met Kim Dae Jung, former south Korean president, who is under medical treatment in hospital and inquired after his health.
Kim Ki Nam conveyed greetings of leader Kim Jong Il to Kim Dae Jung.
Kim Dae Jung expressed deep thanks for this and inquired about the health of Kim Jong Il, before asking Kim Ki Nam to give him his best regards.
Greetings to Gabonese President
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to El Hadj Omar Bongo, president of Gabon, on August 11 on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of independence of his country.
Expressing the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow stronger and develop in the mutual interests of the two peoples, the message sincerely wished the Gabonese president and people greater success in the work for peace and development of the country.
Symposium in Britain
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- A symposium was held by the British Association for the Study of the Songun Policy on July 30.
Chairman Dermot Hudson and members of the association in their speeches said that the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il serves not only as a powerful treasured sword to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean nation and creditably guarantee peace and security in the Korean Peninsula but also as a banner giving a powerful stimulus to the accomplishment of the cause of global independence.
The heroic spirit of the army and the people of the DPRK who are resolutely shattering the moves of the U.S.-led imperialists to isolate and stifle the DPRK, in single-minded unity around Kim Jong Il, is giving great strength and courage to the progressive humankind of the world, they stressed.
The world progressives are making efforts to study and apply the Songun politics, aware that the secret of ever-victory in the confrontation with the U.S. imperialists lies in the might of the Songun politics pursued by him, and the developing countries, in particular, are enthusiastically studying the Songun politics, recognizing it as a powerful political mode to encounter the supremacy of the U.S., they noted.
It is important to ensure the unanimity of anti-U.S. independent action in shattering the U.S. world domination strategy, they said, calling upon the world progressive humankind including the people of European countries to unite firm to strengthen their own military power in every way and smash the U.S. policy of strength with a strong military power and thus accelerate the building of a free and peaceful new world.
Appeal to World People
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- The Korean Committee of the International Solidarity Council for Demanding Japan's Liquidation of the Past on August 15 issued an appeal in demand of Japan's redress of inhumane past crimes on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Japanese imperialism.
Japan is greeting the 60th anniversary of its defeat, not having apologized for the victims whose human rights were harshly violated, the appeal said, noting this means trampling down upon the right and dignity of the victims and ignoring the strong demand and call of the Asian peoples and the repeated recommendation and expectation of the international community.
To check Japan's moves to evade its liquidation of the past and militarize itself is a joint work to keep the history 60 years ago from being repeated and defend peace and security in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world, the appeal said.
It called upon all the countries and regions of the world to conduct brisk activities demanding Japan's liquidation of the past and oppose to the end Japan's anachronistic moves to turn into a military power.
It also called for checking Japan's bid for a permanent member nation of the UNSC at any cost.
Reception Given for Participants in World Conference
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- A reception was given at Yanggakdo International Hotel Monday in honor of the participants in the World Conference in Support of the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation.
Present on invitation were delegations and delegates of international democratic organizations, anti-war peace organizations and friendship and solidarity organizations from Asian, European, African, American and Oceanian countries and regions who participated in the world conference.
On hand were Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and chairman of the Korean Committee for Solidarity with the World People, and officials concerned.
Speeches were made there.
Guy Dupre, secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea, in his speech said that President Kim Il Sung led the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle to victory to liberate Korea. He paid the noblest tribute to the President in the name of the participants in the world conference.
The world conference held in the historic period when an epochal phase is opening in the movement for Korea's reunification under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration was a significant conference which demonstrated support and solidarity of the world peace-loving people for the just cause of the Korean people, he noted.
He said that the world progressive people will positively support and defend the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il and the June 15 joint declaration and wage a more vigorous struggle to get the U.S. forces withdrawn from south Korea and put an end to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK on a worldwide scale.
The Korean people's cause of reunification will be certainly realized thanks to the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il, he said, stressing that they will in the future, too, positively support and encourage the Korean people in their struggle to build an independent, peaceful, prosperous and powerful reunified nation.
Anniversary of Korea's Liberation Commemorated
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- The 60th anniversary of the country's liberation was diversely celebrated by all the Korean people.
On this occasion servicepersons of the People's Army, officials, working people, school youth and children visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and his images with a sunny smile on Mansu Hill in the capital and in different parts of the country to lay floral baskets, bouquets and flowers and made bows to him in humble reverence.
Art performances, peasant music dancing parties, national sports and amusement games, dancing parties and evening galas took place in squares, parks and recreation grounds in Pyongyang and in provinces, cities and counties, adding to the celebration atmosphere.
In immortal revolutionary paean "Song of General Kim Il Sung", men's chorus "Hold High, the 'DIU' Flag" and other numbers performers highly praised Kim Il Sung for his immortal exploits in opening a new era of national prosperity, breaking through the icy cold wind of Mt. Paektu and a new road of state building and showed the happy life of the new generation stoutly growing up to be the successors to the revolution who will shoulder the future of the country.
Colorful celebrations vividly represented the revolutionary spirit and high enthusiasm of the Korean people to achieve the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
Model TV Dialogue between Separated Families and Relatives in North and South
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- A model TV dialogue between separated families and relatives in the north and the south was held Monday.
Before the dialogue the chairman of the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK and the president of the south Korean Red Cross made congratulatory speeches through TV screen.
With the start of the dialogue the families and relatives in the north and south exchanged greetings with each other, looking at each other after a long time of experiencing the tragedy of the nation's division.
Separated families and relatives in the north told their kinsmen in the south that they have enjoyed worthy lives in the DPRK founded by President Kim Il Sung and led by Kim Jong Il and that they and all their families are devoting themselves to building a great prosperous powerful nation.
Separated families and relatives in the south were deeply moved to hear sincere words from kinsmen in the north.
They showed photos of their families and relatives and told their careers, exchanging kindred feelings.
Wreaths Laid before Liberation Towers and Cemeteries of Fallen Fighters of Soviet Army
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Wreaths were laid before the Liberation Tower on Monday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation.
Lined up there was a guard of honor of the Korean People's Army.
Present at the wreath-laying ceremony were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Kim Sang Ik, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, officials concerned and working people in the city.
On hand were Konstantin Borisovich Pulikovski, presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District of Russia, and his party, the delegation of the Russian veteran law-makers headed by Vasilii Klyuchenok, first vice-chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Gennadiyevich Karlov and embassy officials and foreign diplomatic envoys.
Amid the playing of the wreath-laying music a wreath was laid before the Liberation Tower in the joint name of the WPK Central Committee, the SPA Presidium and the Cabinet of the DPRK.
Wreaths were also laid in the name of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Fishery, national institutions, working people's organizations, the press and educational organs, in the joint name of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Korea-Russia Friendship Association and in the joint name of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK and the Pyongyang City People's Committee.
Wreaths were laid in the name of the presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District of Russia, the delegation of the Russian veteran law-makers and the Russian embassy.
Written on the ribbons of the wreaths were letters reading "Glory to Fallen Fighters of the Soviet Army!"
Foreign diplomatic envoys here and working people in the city laid bouquets and flowers before the tower.
Wreaths were laid before the cemetery of fallen fighters of the Soviet army in Sadong District, Pyongyang, on the same day.
Wreaths were also laid before the liberation tower and the cemetery of fallen fighters of the Soviet army in Chongjin.
DPRK Orders and Medals Awarded to Foreigners
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- A ceremony for awarding orders and medals of the DPRK to foreigners who participated in the Meeting Dedicated to the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday.
Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairperson of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, officials concerned and foreigners who participated in the meeting.
After a decree of the Presidium of the SPA of the DPRK was read out, Friendship Order First Class was awarded to D. Bilegt, general secretary of the Federation of Peace and Friendship Organizations of Mongolia, Anders Kristensen, chairman of the Denmark-DPRK Friendship Association who is secretary general of the Nordic Cooperation Committee for Friendship and Solidarity with the Korean People, and Ch. Surenjav, chairman of the Mongolia-Korea Friendship Society, who have extended firm support and solidarity to the Korean people in their struggle to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea.
Five foreigners were awarded Friendship Order Second Class and thirteen others Friendship Medal.
August 15 Nat’l Meeting for Independence, Peace and Reunification Held in Seoul
Seoul, August 15 (KCNA Correspondent) -- The August 15 national meeting for independence, peace and reunification was held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul Monday.
The meeting discussed the ways for the Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to realize the three forms of cooperation for national independence, for peace against war and for reunification and patriotism with the June 15 joint declaration as a milestone of national reunification, defend the sovereignty of the nation and open an epochal phase of national reunification by the concerted efforts of the nation.
Present there were Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland Kim Ki Nam and Minister of Unification of south Korea Jong Tong Yong who are heading the delegations of the authorities of the north and the south, co-chairpersons of the preparatory committees of the joint functions of Koreans in the north, the south and overseas for the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration, delegates of the political parties and public organizations and sectional delegates from the north side, delegates of the political parties and delegates of stratum, sectors and regions from the south side and delegates of organizations of the movement for national reunification and peace movement and other organizations organized in different countries and regions including China, Russia, Japan, the United States, Canada and Europe from the overseas side.
Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the south side's preparatory committee, in a speech said that they should confirm the pursuance of reconciliation, unity and common interests of the nation as an irreversible trend of the times and more extensively establish in all realms the stance of masters to independently settle the reunification issue by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation, calling upon the 70 million fellow countrymen to pool their wisdom and will and pave the way for reunification.
An Kyong Ho, chairman of the north side's preparatory committee, in a speech said: In order to put an end to the tragedy of the nation's sufferings forced by outside forces it is important to totally remove the remnants of deep-rooted distrust and confrontation between the north and the south. He called for getting rid of the old concept, recognizing mutual existence, respecting, trusting and uniting with each other, cultivating the independent strength of the nation and promoting co-existence and co-prosperity through multi-faceted cooperation.
Kwak Tong Ui, co-chairman of the overseas side's preparatory committee, in a speech said that the grim situation that the danger of a nuclear war by the U.S. is growing in the Korean Peninsula day by day and Japan's distortion of history and attempt to grab Tok Islet are becoming undisguised urgently requires the nation to firmly establish the independent stand and cope with them by the concerted efforts of all the Koreans.
An appeal to the 70 million compatriots was adopted at the meeting.
At the end of the meeting the delegates from the north, the south and abroad joined in the sports and amusement games for national unity.
The participants enjoyed a performance given by artistes of the south side.
Meanwhile, the south side's preparatory committee gave a banquet in honor of the participants in the evening.
Minister of Unification of south Korea Jong Tong Yong arranged a luncheon in honor of the delegation of the authorities of the north headed by Kim Ki Nam.
The delegates of the authorities of the north and the south held a joint commemoration at the Paekbom Memorial Monday.
Anti-Japanese Special Statement Published
Seoul, August 15 (KCNA Correspondent) -- The delegates of the north, the south and overseas to the August 15 Grand National Festival visited the Sodaemun Prison in Seoul Monday.
They went round an exhibition of the prison which indicts the Japanese imperialists for their crimes in having arrested and imprisoned at random and ruthlessly killed anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, activists for independence and many other patriots who were out in the just struggle for the liberation of Korea during the Japanese imperialist colonial rule.
At the end of their inspection the delegates made public an anti-Japanese special statement in front of the prison.
The statement said that they as well as all the people in East Asian countries are victims of oppression and plunder by the Japanese imperialist colonial rule and inhuman war crimes.
The defeat of Japanese imperialism was a natural result from the aggression and crimes, it said, condemning the Japanese government and some militarists for openly resorting to the anachronistic moves to distort the past history, far from drawing lessons from the past.
But as long as it beautifies the past history and refuses to repent of it, Japan will remain a war criminal state forever and its pursuance for hegemony under the pretext of "contribution to the international community" will be frustrated as the aggressive dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" was done, the statement noted, and stressed:
The Japanese government, stop distorting the history of the past and cooperate in the joint efforts to probe the historic truth.
The Japanese government and politicians, stop beautifying and worshipping the war crimes, thoroughly repent of the aggression and criminal acts in the past and apologize for them and make a just state reparation and compensation to the victims and those countries suffered from damage.
The Japanese government, stop the policy of increasing military capability which avails itself of the U.S. and withdraw the plan for deploying offensive military power including the missile defense system which is coiling up the tensions in Northeast Asia.
The Japanese government and Diet, withdraw at once the attempt to revise "Article 9 of the Constitution", a safety device of peace in Northeast Asia and stop a series of military intervention including overseas dispatch of the "Self-Defense Forces".
Japan, stop applying sanctions against the north and honestly come out in implementing the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration.
We will further strengthen reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south and will never allow the militarists to use the division of Korea as a pretext of rearmament.
We will solidarize with the courageous action of the Japanese citizens taking the road of true justice and peace on the basis of honest reflection.
Evening Gala of Youth and Students
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- An evening gala of youth and students in Pyongyang took place in Kim Il Sung Square Monday evening in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the country's liberation.
Senior party, state and army officials, chairpersons of the friendly parties and the vice-chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan took the platform. Seen in the reviewing stands were Cabinet members, officials of party and power organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, officials of scientific, educational, cultural and art, public health and press sectors, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, persons of merited service, exemplary youth and students and officials of the youth league.
Present on invitation were overseas compatriots staying in the socialist homeland, diplomatic envoys of different countries and embassy officials and other foreign guests.
To the tune of "Song of General Kim Il Sung" the participants began dancing with profound reverence for President Kim Il Sung, an anti-Japanese war legendary hero and a benefactor who saved the destiny of the country and the nation from the Japanese imperialists' harsh colonial rule.
The participants were stirred up by a display of fireworks in the sky above the square and a bright large painting board standing on the stage portraying the Arch of Triumph symbolic of Kim Il Sung's feats for the country's liberation.
Women's brass band added brilliance to the soiree by dynamically performing song "Pyongyang Is Best" while diversely changing its formation.
The participants danced cheerful dances to the tune of songs "Our General Is Best", "Songun Nilili", "Both Fatherland and Youth Will Be Glorified" and "Pride of Youth."
Appeal to 70 Million Fellow Countrymen
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- An appeal to 70 million fellow countrymen was adopted at the August 15 national meeting for independence, peace and reunification on Monday.
The history of half a century-long division left us a bitter lesson that unless the north and the south of Korea become one it is impossible to demonstrate the potential might of the fellow countrymen and it is hard to expect the independent development of the nation and the peace of the country, the appeal said.
It underscored the need to independently solve the issue of national reunification by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation, its master, as clarified in the June 15 joint declaration, put an end to the danger of a war and military showdown threatening the existence of the 70 million Koreans without fail, achieve durable peace and remove the root cause of nuclear war from this land.
It held that the Koreans should put together their mind and wisdom in checking the unreasonable foreign intervention and settling the military conflict and crisis at home and abroad in a peaceful way and solidarize with all the peace-loving forces of the world in order to check military supremacy and militarism.
It called for boosting multi-faceted cooperation for the common prosperity of the nation and advancing towards independence, peace and reunification with the June 15 joint committee as a center.
Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chairman of Turner Foundation INC. of U.S.
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by Robert Edward Turner, chairman of the Turner Foundation INC. of the United States, on a visit to the DPRK.
The gift was handed to an official concerned by the chairman.
Gift to Kim Jong Il from Russian Delegation
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the visiting delegation of war veteran lawmakers of Russia.
The gift was conveyed to Choe Thae Bok, chairman of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on Aug. 15 by Vasilii Klyuchenok, first vice-chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the Federation Council of Russia, who is heading the delegation.
International Meeting Denounces U.S. Crimes in Korea
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- An indignation statement was adopted at the international meeting denouncing the U.S. crimes committed in Korea held in Sinchon, South Hwanghae Province on Aug. 16.
After their occupation of south Korea under the mask of "liberator" and "protector" the U.S. forces enforced the harsh military rule at the point of bayonet in contravention of the UN Charter and international law on postwar mediation and killed more than one million patriots and democratic figures and brought the dark clouds of war to hang over the Korean Peninsula, the statement said, and went on:
The Korean war provoked by the U.S. (1950-1953) was a hideous crime to be cursed for all ages as it was committed in defiance of international law and abusing the UN flag.
Wherever the U.S. troops set their foot, innocent people were shot to death, burned, beheaded by saw, dismembered and buried alive. Nearly 600,000 tons of bombs and napham bombs and more than 600,000 rocket and biological and chemical bombs dropped by the U.S. troops reduced mountains, cities and thousands of villages of Korea to ruins, which put Hitler's atrocities into shade.
Monstrous crimes committed by the U.S. forces in south Korea after the war, lording it over, makes even animals blush with shame.
Judgment on the U.S. crimes passed at international tribunals in New York, Pyongyang, and Lima was just one reflecting world voice, the statement said, urging the U.S. to lend an ear to the judgment of the international tribunals and accept it unconditionally.
The statement noted that no statute of limitations can be applied to the U.S. crimes committed in Korea as they were war crimes against humanity.
Tribunals and various mass movements for finding out and condemning principal culprits will continue on a worldwide scale, the statement stressed.
Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- The participants in the international meeting denouncing the U.S. crimes committed in Korea sent a letter to Louise Arbour, UN high commissioner for human rights, Tuesday.
The letter termed the massacre committed by the U.S. troops in the Korean war an organized crime aimed at obliterating the Korean nation and a crime against humankind.
Noting that the U.S. has still kept silent about the unprecedented massacre committed by its troops during the Korean war and ignored the demand of the international law to find out and punish the criminals, the letter went on:
We want the UN Commission on Human Rights, which considers it as its noble aim to protect and promote human rights and basic freedom, to pay due attention to the U.S. troops' killing of Koreans, the most heinous human rights abuse in the last century, and have the U.S. enact a law on investigating and dealing with the crime, set up appropriate bodies in Congress and administration and institute legal proceedings against the criminals.
We hope that you, according to your authority, will raise the U.S. troops' killing of Korean people as an important agenda at the UN Commission on Human Rights and take practical measures to make a relevant decision on the basis of thorough investigation and thus repay for the international community's expectations for genuine promotion of the protection of human rights, a fundamental issue concerning universal world peace and the prosperity of the humankind, the letter stated.
Greetings to Indonesian President
Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia, on Aug. 16 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the independence of his country.
The message said that the DPRK and Indonesia have long established and developed close friendly bonds on the principle of independence, equality and reciprocity.
Expressing the belief that the traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would continue to expand and develop, the message sincerely wished the friendly Indonesian people stability, prosperity and
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Kim Jong Il presencia funcion de conjunto de danza de Rusia
Pyongyang, 16 de agosto (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il. Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea y Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, presencio el dia 15 una funcion del Conjunto de Danza Academico Nacional "Beriozka" N. S. Nadezhdina de Rusia, de visita en Corea.
El Dirigente fue recibido en el teatro por la jefa del citado conjunto, Mira Koltsova, el embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de la Federacion Rusa en Corea, Andrei Karlov, y su esposa.
El Dirigente les expreso agradecimiento por la otra visita a Corea del conjunto de danza en ocasion del 60o aniversario de la liberacion de Corea y departio cordialmente con los huespedes.
Los artistas rusos le obsequiaron un ramo de flores fragantes con el saludo de felicitacion.
Vieronla el premier del Consejo de Ministros de la RPDC, Pak Pong Ju, el ministro de las Fuerzas Armadas Populares Kim Il Chol quien es miembro del CDN de la RPDC, el vicepresidente del CDN de la RPDC Yon Hyong Muk, el secretario del CC del PTC Choe Thae Bok, cuadros directivos del Partido y el ejercito, ministerios y organismos centrales, funcionarios de sectores de ciencia, ecuacion, salud publica, cultura y arte, prensa e informacion.
Tambien, presenciaronla el delegado plenipotenciario del Presidente de la zona federal del Lejano Oriente de la FR Konstantin Borisovich Pulikovski y su comitiva, la delegacion parlamentaria de veteranos de Rusia presidida por el primer vicepresidente del Comite de Defensa y Seguridad del Consejo de la FR Vasili Dmitroyevich Klyuchenok, la jefa del conjunto de Danza "Beriozka", de visita en Corea, el embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de Rusia en Corea y otros miembros de la sede diplomatica.
El conjunto de danza puso en la escena el coro "Cancion del General Kim Jong Il", danza femenina en grupo "Beriozka", danza en grupo mixto "En memoria de los defensores de la patria", las canciones coreanas: "Cancion dedicada al camarada Kim Jong Il " y "Recuerdo de la casa natal" y otras piezas.
Los ejecutantes demostraron bien con sus sutiles maestrias artisticas y dinamicos ritmos suntuosos el fervoroso patriotismo, la vida optimista y costumbres nacionales del pueblo ruso.
Bajaron el telon con el coro "General de Corea" y "Sera eterna nuestra amistad" en medio del sentimiento de amistad Corea-Rusia.
La funcion del conjunto de danza, que tiene la larga historia y tradiciones, se granjeo de efusivos aplausos de los espectadores.
El Dirigente hizo llegar un cesto de flores a los artistas por su exito de funcion.
Kim Jong Il se reune con delegacion de Rusia
Pyongyang, 16 de agosto (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea y Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, se reunio el dia 15 en el banquete conjunto Corea-Rusia, motivado por el 60 aniversario de la restauracion de la Patria, con la delegacion parlamentaria de veteranos de la Federacion Rusa presidida por Vasili Dmitroyevich Klyuchenok, primer vicepresidente del Comite de Defensa y Seguridad del Consejo de la FR por presentacion de Konstantin Borisovich Pulikovski, delegado plenipotenciario del Presidente en la Zona Federal del Lejano Oriente de la FR.
El Dirigente departio con los huespedes rusos en un ambiente cordial y se fotografio junto a estos.