Message to Kim Jong Il from Russian President
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a message on April 10 from Russian President V. Putin on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
Esteemed Your Excellency Kim Jong Il,
Please accept my congratulations to you on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the Republic, the national holiday of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
I sincerely wish the people of the DPRK fresh success in achieving peace and implementing the socio-economic tasks.
I am convinced that stability and security on the Korean Peninsula provide important conditions for carrying out these tasks.
It is my belief that the traditional friendly and good-neighborly relations between our two countries whose solid foundation was provided by respected President Kim Il Sung will as ever steadily develop on the firm basis of the treaty concluded on February 9, 2000 and agreements reached between us.
Please accept my best wishes for your good health and happiness and fresh success in your responsible activities for the wellbeing of your country.
Kim Yong Il Elected Premier of DPRK Cabinet
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Il was elected premier of the DPRK Cabinet at the 5th Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK.
Born on May 2, Juche 33(1944), he served in the Korean People's Army for nine years from Juche 50(1961) and then graduated from the University of Marine Transport to obtain the qualification of navigation officer.
After spending three years as a three-revolution team member, he worked as instructor and deputy director of a general bureau of the Ministry of Land and Marine Transport for 14 years.
He was minister of Land and Marine Transport from Juche 83(1994) till he was elected premier of the Cabinet.
Premieres of Art Festival Given
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Premieres of the 25th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were given at theatres in Pyongyang on Wednesday, drawing capacity audiences on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
The song and dance ensemble of the Mongolian army, the Indian folk dance troupe, Georgian musicians, a Moldovan musical company and an art troupe of the International United Confederation of Koreans performed at the Pyongyang International Cinema House, the "Venzelya" Folk Dance Troupe of Russia, the Bayan Orchestra "Ad Libitum" named after Gnesin of Russia, a famous pop singers' group of Russia and a musical company of the United States performed at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre and an art troupe of Koreans in Japan, a musical company of the Japan-Korea Society for Music and Art Interchange, a musical company of Romania, a Kazakh singer and a musical company of Britain performed at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
Meanwhile, the Hebei Provincial Song and Dance Troupe of China, the Tap dancers troupe of Russia, the "Pereprava" musical company of Russia, a musical company of Belarus, a musical company of Finland and a Spanish singer and her party performed at the Ponghwa Art Theatre, the art troupe of Koreans in China, a musical company of Australia, the Egyptian "Vuhaihra" folk dance troupe, a famous Uzbek artiste and his party and a Polish singer and her party at the Central Youth Hall, and the "Zoryane" song and dance ensemble of Ukraine, the Indonesian Guruhsukarno Dancing Troupe and the Tajik art troupe at the State Theatrical Theatre.
A famous artiste and her party of the Moscow Grand Theatre of Russia, German musicians, a singer of the International Delpic Cultural Festival Council and his party, a French singer, the art troupe of Koreans in the U.S., an Italian singer and a Spanish musician performed in the music hall of the Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory and the Moscow State Academy Chamber Chorus of Russia, an Armenian singer, a Bulgarian singer and a Cuban musician in the Yun I Sang Concert Hall.
The Russian Circus, the Shandong Provincial Acrobatic Troupe of China, the Mongolian State Circus, the Bulgarian Circus, the Swedish Ludvika Circus and the Ukrainian Circus gave their premieres in the Pyongyang Circus Theatre.
The performers including international or national concours winners and famous artistes highly praised President Kim Il Sung as a legendary great man and the sun of Juche and fully represented boundless reverence of humankind for leader Kim Jong Il and their will to uphold him as brilliant commander of Songun.
They beautifully decorated the stages of the festival by staging colorful pieces rich in ideological content and high in artistry as they reflected people's desire for independence, peace and friendship and were spiced with strong national flavor.
Bouquets were presented to the artistes in congratulation of their successful performances.
The premieres were appreciated by members of the festival organizing committee, officials concerned, and artistes, working people and youth and students in the city, staff members of foreign embassies here, foreigners and overseas Koreans staying here.
The performances go on.
Commemorations Held in Foreign Countries
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting to remember President Kim Il Sung took place in Nepal, a reading session on the President's reminiscences "With the Century" in Democratic Congo and an opening ceremony of the week of Korean film show and photo exhibition in Equatorial Guinea from March 27 to April 4 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
Displayed in the venues were photos showing the revolutionary history and immortal feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and photos introducing Songun Korea.
Amik Sherchan, president of the Central Committee of the People's Front of Nepal, in his speech at the meeting said that Kim Il Sung founded the Juche idea and devoted his all to the happiness and prosperity of the Korean people, adding that his feats are shining together with powerful Korea.
Noting that Kim Jong Il, the most faithful successor to the revolutionary cause of Kim Il Sung, has victoriously led the Korean people, he expressed the belief that the Korean people would achieve greater successes in the drive to build a great prosperous powerful nation and achieve the independent reunification of the country under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.
Bele Moukeleng, chairman of the Group for the Study of the Juche Idea of the University of Kinshasa in Democratic Congo, at the reading session said that reminiscences of Kim Il Sung teach profound truth to be learned by the members of the group, adding that the Juche idea is, indeed, the revolutionary philosophy, the revolutionary theory centered on the human beings, the popular masses.
The participants in the opening ceremony in Equatorial Guinea watched the Korean film "Always in the Hearts of Humankind" before looking round the photos on display.
A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the meeting in Nepal.
Kim Il Sung's Feats Praised in India
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Indian political figures spoke highly of the feats of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
D. Raja, secretary of the National Council of the Communist Party of India, in his statement on April 6 said that the President was a prominent statesman, a great leader who performed the undying feats for the Korean revolution and world revolution.
The Korean people have registered great successes in the struggle against U.S. imperialism under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea founded by the President, he noted.
Harising Khang, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in his statement on April 4 said that the President is boundlessly revered by the world progressive people for the immortal feats he performed for the Korean revolution and the human cause of independence.
He expressed the belief that under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il who has creditably carried forward the cause of the President the Korean people would achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by their own efforts, free from outside interference and build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
Kyrgyz Party Signs Pyongyang Declaration
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The Marx-Lenin Reunification Communist Party of the Kyrgyz People signed the Pyongyang Declaration "Let's Defend and Advance the Socialist Cause" on March 30.
The enlarged meeting of the party central committee attended by Chairman A. Uspbayev and core members of the party underscored the justice of the historic Pyongyang Declaration and extended full support to the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people in their drive for socialist construction and the country's reunification.
Expressing support and approval of the Pyongyang Declaration, the meeting called on all the political parties of the world to boost solidarity, international unity and cooperation in the struggle to defend socialism on the principles of independence and equality.
The meeting adopted a decision calling on the party to sign the Pyongyang Declaration.
Round-table Talks Held in China on Day of Sun
Beijing, April 10 (KCNA) -- The round-table talks on the theme of "President Kim Il Sung and the Sino-Korean Friendly Relations" were held in Beijing on April 10 under the co-sponsorship of the China Association for International Friendly Contact and the Beijing Association for International Friendly Contact on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
The participants watched the Korean film "For the Liberation of the Country."
Shen Weiping, vice-president of the China Association for International Friendly Contact, a participant in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, a director of the Beijing Association for International Friendly Contact, and other personages in their speeches at the talks noted that Kim Il Sung was the founder of the party, army and state of the DPRK and his whole life was dedicated to the liberation and independence of the nation, prosperity of the country and happiness of the people.
Kim Il Sung established strong revolutionary friendship with the Chinese people during the common struggle against Japanese and U.S. imperialists and for the building of socialism, providing a foundation of the Sino-Korean friendship, they stressed.
They expressed belief that the Korean people would achieve greater success in building a great prosperous powerful nation without fail under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il and the Sino-Korean friendship would grow stronger under the deep care of the top leaders of the two countries.
Present there were Chen Zuming, secretary general of the China Association for International Friendly Contact, Bao Liangming, executive vice-president of the Beijing Association for International Friendly Contact, and other personages of various circles and participants in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.
Present on invitation were Ambassador Choe Jin Su and staff members of the DPRK embassy in Beijing.
Kim Il Sung Praised in Britain
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea inaugurated e-magazine "The Star of Independence" on the Internet homepage and specially edited it on April 5 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
Seen on the homepage was a photograph of President Kim Il Sung standing on Mt. Paektu.
It gave a detailed account of the fact that born in the most patriotic and revolutionary family, the President founded the Juche idea, successfully embodied it in the revolution and construction and thus performed immortal feats for the Korean revolution and the human cause of independence.
It praised the President for performing undying feats by turning Korea into a powerful socialist nation, independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in national defence, and noted that the Korean people are fortunate enough to hold him in high esteem forever.
It stressed that the Juche philosophy founded by the President serves as a powerful weapon for the world progressive people.
National Students' Basketball Contest Held
Jongju, April 11 (KCNA) -- The national students' basketball contest was held in Jongju City, North Phyongan Province, from April 4 to 11 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
It brought together boys and girls of over 20 groups selected through games held among students of universities and colleges.
The participants competed in group league matches, tournament and league matches.
Boys and girls of Kim Il Sung University came first in the games among universities.
Boys of Sinuiju IT College and girls of Onsong College of Mechanical Engineering placed first in the matches among colleges.
Cambodians Commemorate Day of Sun
Wonsan, April 11 (KCNA) -- Crewmen of a Cambodian-flagged ship met at Wonsan Port on April 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
Present at the meeting were the captain and crewmen of the ship.
Prior to the meeting, they laid a floral basket before the statue of the President in Wonsan City and paid their respects to him.
Speakers at the meeting described the life of the President as a great life of a legendary great man, saying that they more deeply reflect on his glorious revolutionary career and feats and his personality as a great man as the days go by.
They stressed that it was great fortune of the Korean people and the world progressives to have had the President possessed of extraordinary wisdom, outstanding leadership ability and noble virtues as his natural disposition.
The Juche idea he founded correctly reflecting the desire and demands of the popular masses is a recognized revolutionary idea in the present times and a treasure common to the humankind for its scientific accuracy and truthfulness, they noted.
They said that the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered by the President would be brilliantly accomplished by Kim Jong Il, a great brilliant commander of Songun.
A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the meeting.
Reception Given by Syrian Charge d' Affaires
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Muhammad Adib Alhani, Syrian charge d'affaires ad interim here, arranged a reception at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps on April 11 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the 14th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
Present there on invitation were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Rim Kyong Man, minister of Foreign Trade, Kim Kyong Ho, first secretary of the C.C., the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and officials concerned.
Muhammad Adib Alhani in his speech at the reception noted that the bilateral relations between Syria and the DPRK have greatly developed in various fields under the care of the leadership of the two countries. It is a great encouragement to us in the struggle to defend our legitimate rights from the outsiders' aggression, he said.
Choe Thae Bok in a speech said that the DPRK would as ever extend full support and solidarity to the just cause of the Syrian people to defend the sovereignty of the country and the dignity of the nation and make positive efforts to boost the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries in all fields.
Youths and Students in Pyongyang Meet
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting of youths and students in Pyongyang under the title "Great Fatherly Love" was held at Kim Il Sung University on April 11 to recollect the virtues of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of his 95th birth anniversary.
Prior to the meeting, the participants placed bouquets before the statue of the President on Ryongnam Hill and made a bow with deep reverence.
The meeting began with the recitation of the poem of praise "On Ryongnam Hill in April." Those who took the floor in the verses manifested their earnest yearning for the President, recollecting with deep emotion the life of the President who devoted his all to the work of bringing up new generations of the revolution.
They recounted the noble outlook on the younger generations possessed by the President who ardently loved the future of the country and spared nothing for the younger generations.
Noting that the President's warm love has been constantly carried forward by Kim Jong Il, they said the future of the youth and students of the DPRK is bright as they have the great brilliant commander of Songun.
They expressed firm determinations to eternally glorify the unique idea of youth movement and feats of the President, uphold the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il in the van and become young heroes and patriotic youths in the current general advance to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
Children's Paduk Game Held in DPRK
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A paduk (go) technical innovation game of children in Pyongyang was held at the Pyongyang Paduk Center some time ago.
Present there were tens of paduk players from ten-odd kindergartens and primary schools.
The game was held, divided into kindergarten and primary school categories.
The game for the children of the kindergartens was held in the form of league match. The winner and runner-up of the kindergarten category were qualified to participate in the primary school match, one grade higher.
Jon Hyon Jong from Pyongyang Kyogu Kindergarten placed the first by winning all the seven matches. She started to play paduk at the age of four.
The primary school game was held by the method of diagonal matches between the winners and runners-up of groups.
Ri Jin Ung of Pyongyang Hasin Primary School placed the first at the match.
Ham Un Gyong of Pyongyang Kumsonggori Primary School and Jon Hyon Jong from Pyongyang Kyogu Kindergarten came in the second and third places respectively.
The paduk technical innovation game served as a good occasion in developing intelligence of children and educating them in folk tradition.
Senior Officials Visit Int'l Friendship Exhibition
Hyangsan, April 12 (KCNA) -- Senior party, army and state officials, officials of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee and leading officials of armed forces organs, ministries and working people's organizations visited the International Friendship Exhibition on Thursday on the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
They laid bouquets and made deep bows to the statue of Kim Il Sung in Hyangsan township before visiting the exhibition.
The visitors looked around the gifts the President received from party, state and government leaders and prominent personages in many countries and regions.
Floral Basket and Congratulatory Message to Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a floral basket and a congratulatory message by the diplomatic corps here on the occasions of the Day of the Sun and the 14th anniversary of his election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
The floral basket and congratulatory message were conveyed to an official concerned by Bashir Ramadan Khalifa Abu Janah, secretary of the People's Bureau of Libya who is doyen of the corps, Thursday.
Families of Those Related to Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle Here
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Family members of Zhang Weihua and Pak Kil Song, anti-Japanese revolutionary martyrs, and family members of Liu Hanxing and Fan Delin, Chinese related to the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, came here on Thursday to commemorate the Day of the Sun.
Arriving also were family members of Ya. T. Novichenko, an internationalist.
Foreigners Plant Trees
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Personages of different countries staying here to participate in the commemorations of the Day of the Sun planted trees in the Arboretum of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace Thursday.
They planted pine-nut trees there with deep reverence for President Kim Il Sung.
Kim Yong Dae Meets Mongolian Government Delegation
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Dae, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a talk in a friendly atmosphere with the Mongolian government cultural delegation led by S. Tumur-Ochir, vice-minister of Education, Culture and Science, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
Present there were Jon Hyon Chan, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and Janchivdorjyn Lomvo, Mongolian ambassador to the DPRK.
Yang Hyong Sop Meets Mongolian Delegations
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly conversation with a Darkhan-Uul provincial delegation of Mongolia led by Governor D. Khayankhirvaa and an Ovorhangay provincial delegation of Mongolia led by Governor V. Erdenbilegt at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Thursday.
On hand were Jon Yong Jin, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and Janchivdorjyn Lomvo, Mongolian ambassador e.p. to the DPRK.
Military Attaches Corps Visits Mangyongdae
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The military attaches corps here visited Mangyongdae Thursday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
The corps went to the old home in Mangyongdae to look round relics preserved there, being briefed on the revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung and his patriotic and revolutionary family.
Yang Xilian, military, naval and air attache of the Chinese embassy here who is doyen of the corps, wrote in the visitor's book that a great man was born in a patriotic family and the revolutionary exploits of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung will be immortal and he always lives in the hearts of all the people.
The military attaches planted trees near the old home in Mangyongdae.
GIs' Crimes in S. Korea Denounced
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- GIs' crimes are reported nonstop in south Korea, sparking off strong social furor. The North Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Crimes in a statement issued Thursday in this regard expressed great indignation at the GIs who committed such monstrous crimes as making sport of south Korean women and robbing south Koreans of their properties and vehemently denounced them in the name of the whole nation.
The statement continued:
Shortly ago, two GIs belonging to the second division of the U.S. forces in south Korea were arrested for sexually abusing a woman in her thirties but no sooner had they been set free than perpetrated a similar crime against a woman police officer in her twenties at a lavatory only to be caught red-handed again.
GIs' unceasing hideous crimes in south Korea clearly prove the U.S. imperialist aggressors' insult and arbitrary practices against south Koreans.
They can never be free from murder, rape, plunder and all other misfortune and disasters as long as the U.S. forces stay in their land, the statement said, calling on the south Koreans from all walks of life to turn out more valiantly in the struggle to have the shackling south Korea-U.S. "Status of Forces Agreement" abolished and the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces withdrawn from south Korea as early as possible.
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Kim Jong Il recibe telegrama de Putin
Pyongyang, 12 de abril (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio un telegrama que le enviara el Presidente de la Federacion Rusa V. Putin en ocasion del 95o aniversario del natalicio del Presidente Kim Il Sung.
El texto va como sigue:
Su Excelencia respetado Kim Jong Il
Tengo el honor de felicitarle con motivo del aniversario 95 del natalicio del fundador de la RPDC, Presidente Kim Il Sung, fiesta nacional de la RPDC.
Deseo de todo corazon al pueblo de la RPDC nuevos exitos en la labor para lograr la paz y cumplir las tareas socio-economicas.
Estoy convencido de que el afianzamiento de la estabilidad y la seguridad de la Peninsula Coreana deviene una importante condicion para materializar esas tareas.
Tambien estoy seguro que las tradicionales relaciones de amistad y de buena vecindad entre nuestros dos paises, cimentadas solidamente por el estimado Presidente Kim Il Sung, se desarrollaran incesantemente en lo adelante tambien en su firme base sentada por el tratado concertado el 9 de febrero de 2000 y otros acuerdos logrados entre nosotros.
Le deseo a usted buena salud, felicidad y nuevos exitos en sus responsables actividades para el bienestar de vuestro pais.
Le expreso el testimonio de mi alta consideracion.
Kim Yong Il fue electo como nuevo premier de la RPDC
Pyongyang, 12 de abril (ATCC) -- Kim Yong Il fue elegido como nuevo premier del Consejo de Ministros en el quinto periodo de sesiones de la XI legislatura de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea.
Nacido el 2 de mayo del 33 (1944) de la Era Juche, Kim paso el servicio militar de 9 anos en el Ejercito Popular de Corea a partir del 50 (1961) de la Era Juche y adquirio el titulo de oficial de navegacion al graduarse de la Universidad de Nautica.
Despues trabajo 3 anos de integrante del grupo por las tres revoluciones (la ideologica, la tecnica y la cultural).
Mas tarde, durante 14 anos fungio como funcionario y subdirector general del entonces Ministerio del Transporte Automovilistico y Maritimo.
Trabajo de ministro de esta dependencia desde el 83 (1994) de la Era Juche hasta su eleccion como premier.
Efectuado torneo de Paduk de la infancia
Pyongyang, 12 de abril (ATCC) -- Recientemente, en el Centro de Paduk (Go-chess) de Pyongyang se llevo a cabo el torneo de innovacion tecnologica de esta disciplina de los ninos capitalinos.
En la ocasion, midieron sus talentos decenas de pequenos jugadores seleccionados de mas de 10 circulos infantiles y escuelas primarias.
Esta cita se desarrollo ramificada en la categoria de circulo infantil y la de escuela primaria.
Los partidos de la primera categoria se entablaron a modo de todos contra todos por sorteo y a los ninos, que ocuparon el primer y segundo lugares, se les concedio la calificacion para avanzar a la division superior de escuela primaria.
Aqui salio ganador Jon Hyon Jong del Circulo Infantil de Kyogu de Pyongyang, quien comenzo a practicar este juego-inteligencia a los 4 anos de edad, al registrar 7 victorias consecutivas sin ningun reves.
En la division de escuela primaria los ocupantes del primer lugar y los del segundo lugar en las eliminatorias por llaves se vieron de manera entrecruzada. Resulto ganador Ri Jin Ung de la Escuela Primaria de Hasin de Pyongyang mientras Ham Un Gyong de la Escuela Primaria de la Avenida Kumsong de Pyongyang tuvo que conformarse con el segundo lugar.
El tercer lugar correspondio a Jon Hyon Jong, campeon en la rama de circulo infantil.
Este torneo devino una buena oportunidad para desarrollar la inteligencia de los ninos e inculcarles las tradiciones folcloricas.
Estreno del XXV Festival Artistico de Amistad Abril en Primavera
Pyongyang, 12 de abril (ATCC) -- Con motivo del 95o aniversario del nacimiento (15 de abril) del Presidente Kim Il Sung, se ofrecieron solemnemente el dia 11 las funciones de la primera jornada del XXV Festival Artistico de Amistad Abril en Primavera.
Dieron sus funciones el conjunto artistico del ejercito de Mongolia, el conjunto de danza folclorica de la India, los musicos de Georgia, la banda musical de Moldova y el grupo artistico de la Asociacion Internacional de Coreanos (Unidad) en la Casa Internacional de Cinematografia de Pyongyang; el conjunto de danza folklorica "Venzelya" de Rusia, la orquesta de acordeon acromatico "Ad Limitum" Gnesin de Rusia, el grupo de voces famosas de cantos populares de Rusia y la banda musical de Estados Unidos en el Gran Teatro de Pyongyang Este; el grupo artistico de coreanos residentes en Japon, la banda musical de la Sociedad Nippo-Coreana del Intercambio de Musica y Arte, el solista de Kazajstan y las bandas musicales de Rumania y de Gran Bretana en el Gran Teatro de Pyongyang; el grupo de cantos y bailes de la provincia de Hebei de China, el grupo del baile Tap de Rusia, los solistas espanoles, la banda musical "Pereprava" de Rusia y las bandas musicales de Belarus y de Finlandia en el Teatro de Arte Ponghwa; el grupo artistico de coreanos residentes en China, la banda musical de Australia, el conjunto de danza folklorica "Vuhaihra" de Egipto, el actor insigne de Uzbekistan y su comitiva, y la solista polaca y su comitiva en la Casa Central de la Juventud; y el conjunto de canciones y danzas "Zoryane" de Ucrania, el conjunto de danza Guru Sukarno de Indonesia y el grupo artistico de Tayikistan en el Teatro Nacional de Drama.
Se ofrecieron funciones de la artista insigne del Gran Teatro de Moscu de Rusia y su comitiva, los musicos alemanes, el solista del Consejo Internacional del Festival Cultural Delpic y su comitiva, la solista francesa, el grupo artistico de coreanos residentes en Estados Unidos, el solista italiano y el ejecutante espanol en el teatro musical del Conservatorio Kim Won Gyun de Pyongyang; y el coro de camara academica nacional de Moscu de Rusia, la solista de Armenia, el solista de Bulgaria y el ejecutante cubano en el Palacio Musical Yun I Sang.
Los conjuntos circenses de Rusia, de la provincia de Shandong de China, de Mongolia, de Bulgaria y de Ucrania y el conjunto circense "Ludvika" de Suecia dieron funciones en el Circo de Pyongyang.
Los premiados de concursos internacionales y nacionales y los actores insignes elogiaron al Presidente Kim Il Sung como gran hombre legendario y el Sol del Juche y expresaron la ardiente voluntad de la humanidad de enaltecer al Dirigente Kim Jong Il como destacado General del Songun.
Los ejecutantes pusieron en escenas diversas piezas de fuerte matiz nacional y de alto valor ideo-artistico que reflejan la aspiracion a la independencia, la paz y la amistad.
Al cabo de las funciones, se entregaron cestos de flores a los ejecutantes.
Las presenciaron los miembros del comite organizador del festival, funcionarios concernientes, artistas, trabajadores, jovenes y estudiantes en la capital, los miembros de las embajadas de varios paises en Corea, los huespedes extranjeros y coreanos residentes en ultramar que permanecen en Corea.
Las funciones continuan.