Kim Yong Nam Meets Former President of Namibia

   Windhoek, March 22 (KCNA Correspondent) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met Sam Nujoma, former president of Namibia, who paid a courtesy call on him on Saturday.
    Sam Nujoma said that he was grateful for the positive support and encouragement given by the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government to the struggle of the Namibian people for national liberation and the building of a new society, true to the high intention of President Kim Il Sung.
    He expressed the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between Namibia and the DPRK would grow stronger in the future.
    DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun, DPRK Ambassador to Namibia An Hui Jong and Veiccoh Nghiwete, permanent secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Namibia, and other officials concerned were on hand.
    Kim Yong Nam and Sam Nujoma had a talk in a friendly atmosphere.

Wreath Laid before Heroes Cemetery in Windhoek

   Windhoek, March 22 (KCNA Correspondent) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, laid a wreath before the Heroes Cemetery in Windhoek on March 22.
    Present there were Pak Ui Chun, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Ryong Nam, minister of Foreign Trade, Choe Chang Sik, minister of Public Health, and other suite members and An Hui Jong, DPRK ambassador to Namibia, Joel Kaapanda, minister of Construction, Transport and Tele-Communications, Leonard Nambahu, Namibian ambassador to the DPRK, and other members concerned.
    Kim Yong Nam laid a wreath before the cemetery.
    Written on the ribbon of the wreath were letters reading "In memory of martyrs of national liberation of Namibia."
    Kim and his entourage paid silent tribute to the Namibian martyrs who laid down their lives in the struggle to achieve freedom and national independence.

Kim Yong Nam Attends Events Held in Namibia

   Windhoek, March 21 (KCNA Correspondent) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on an official goodwill visit to Namibia Friday attended celebrations of the 18th anniversary of the independence of Namibia and a ceremony for the completion of the Presidential Palace of the country.
    Also present there were Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Ui Chun, Minister of Foreign Trade Ri Ryong Nam, Minister of Public Health Choe Chang Sik and other suite members and DPRK Ambassador to Namibia An Hui Jong.
    Present there were Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, former president of the country, Nahas Angula, prime minister and members of the government, members of the parliament, diplomatic envoys of different countries and representatives of international organizations in Namibia and citizens of the city.
    Kim in his congratulatory speech referred to the fact that the Presidential Palace that wonderfully sprang up thanks to the deep concern and concerted efforts of the leaderships and peoples of the two countries is a monumental edifice reflecting traditional friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Namibia which were provided by President Kim Il Sung and Sam Nujoma.
    The Namibian president said in his speech that the palace completed with the help of able technicians of the DPRK would be a symbol of sovereignty and dignity of Namibia and a property of the people. He expressed sincere thanks to the DPRK for rendering material aid and moral support to Namibia in its struggle for independence.
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, Sam Nujoma and Kim Yong Nam unveiled the tablet of the palace and cut the tape inaugurating it.
    Kim Yong Nam and his entourage looked round the palace together with members of the state leadership of Namibia.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Namibian President

   Windhoek, March 23 (KCNA Correspondent) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.
    The gift was conveyed to an official concerned of the DPRK on a visit to Namibia on March 22.

Greetings to Pakistani President

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Friday sent a message of greetings to Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, on the occasion of the Day of Pakistan.
    Wishing the Pakistani president great success in his responsible work for the stability and prosperity of the country, the message expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the peoples of the DPRK and Pakistan would grow stronger in the future.

Delegation of Kim Il Sung University Leaves for Germany

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- A delegation of Kim Il Sung University led by President Song Ja Rip left here today to visit Germany.
    On the same day a delegation of the Cuban Women's Federation led by Surina Acosta Brooks, member of the Council of State who is general secretary of the federation in Santiago de Cuba, arrived here.

4th National Contest and Exhibition of Machine Designs

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The fourth national contest and exhibition of machine designs was held here from Mar. 19 to 21.
    They brought together scientists, technicians and officials in the field of machine designing from across the country. The contest and exhibition were divided into an exhibition of designs and programs and a contest among designers.
    The participants introduced scientific and technological successes and experience gained in the development and application of new designs for the increased production of latest type machines.
    Highly appreciated by the participants were three-dimensional optimized designing methods based on ultra-modern technology, designs of new type high-performance machines and different programs helpful to placing machine designing on a precise and scientific basis through the wide introduction of IT.

Pakistani Ambassador Hosts Reception

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Pakistani Ambassador to the DPRK Noorullah Khan hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps on Saturday on the occasion of the Day of Pakistan.
    Present there on invitation were Kang Nung Su, minister of Culture, Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Kil Chol Hyok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League who is chairman of the DPRK-Pakistan Friendship Association, officials concerned and diplomatic envoys of foreign countries and representatives of international organizations here.
    Staff members of the Pakistani embassy were on hand.
    Speeches were made there.

Preparations for New School Year Briskly Underway in DPRK

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Preparations for new school year are underway at the final stage in the DPRK.
    Officials and public service personnel of the Ministry of Education took relevant measures at schools while meticulously organizing the preparations for teaching in the new school year.
    Officials and teachers of schools at all levels have made substantial preparations for the new school year, while improving their qualifications so as to ensure teaching of high level from the first class of the new school year.
    Primary and middle schools have worked out teaching plans in such a way as to increase the standards of teaching of all subjects and develop the intellectual faculties of pupils and students. They have also prepared educational apparatuses and materials for experiments and practical training, and visual aids, etc.
    The party and power bodies of all provinces, cities and counties and sponsor organizations are rendering active assistance for the preparations for the new school year.
    Meanwhile, the work to supply textbooks, reference books, school uniforms and school things to the schools across the country is also briskly underway.

Number of Visitors to Junggang Revolutionary Museum on Steady Increase

   Junggang, March 23 (KCNA) -- A number of visitors to the Junggang Revolutionary Museum is on a steady increase on the occasion of the anniversary of the formation of the Korean National Association by indomitable revolutionary fighter Kim Hyong Jik. Among them are servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, working people from all walks of life, school youth and children.
    Comprehensively displayed at the museum are revolutionary historic data and relics proving that Kim Hyong Jik conducted energetic revolutionary activities in the areas of Junggang.
    After moving the theatre of his struggle to the area around the River Amnok, Kim Hyong Jik led the work of KNA organizations at home and abroad with the area as a center.
    He rallied under the anti-Japanese banner not only workers and peasants but those who served the enemy bodies. In the meantime, he energetically led the work to form armed groups and rally armed organizations engaged in separate activities.
    A number of visitors to the museum during the past one year reached over 70,000. Among them are KPA servicepersons and officials and working people in many units including institutions and industrial establishments in Jagang Province, and school youth and children.

DPRK's Efforts for Meteorological Observation

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Much efforts are being directed to the meteorological observation which takes an important share in the creation of better environment in the DPRK.
    In an interview with KCNA on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day (March 23), Ryu Ki Ryol, director of the Central Meteorological Institute under the Hydro-Meteorological Service, said: Every country should pay attention to the globe-wide meteorological observation system in the new century in which it is predicted that the global warming will grow still further and the meteorological observation is raised as a very important issue.
    The DPRK has formed a rather dense network of meteorological observation and is making regular meteorological observations amid the deep attention of the state.
    The data on weather and climate conditions collected by the meteorological observatories are informed in time to various domains of the national economy, thus greatly contributing to lessening the loss and damage by abnormal climatic phenomena.
    Cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization has been strengthened in recent years.
    A meteorological observation system through the data rendered by satellite including the observation on cloud and weather through the data rendered by the stationary weather satellite was established last year with the introduction of a new system receiving data from satellite within the framework of the voluntary assistance plan of the WMO. It enables the country to make more effective use of the weather satellite.
    The work for developing and introducing implements for automatic meteorological observation has also been done. It has further perfected the data transmission and numerical weather forecast system which uses in a comprehensive way the locally observed data and the meteorological data rendered by the GTS of the WMO.
    The WMO put forward the theme "Observing Our Planet for a Better Future" for this year and strongly called on all countries to direct much effort to the meteorological observation work.
    We will deepen the meteorological observation, weather forecast and the study of future climate change this year in accordance with the theme of the World Meteorological Day.

Japan Urged to Make Apology and Reparation

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives of Philippines shortly ago unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Japanese government to make an official apology and reparation as regards the issue of the "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army.
    Minju Joson Sunday in a signed commentary carried in this regard says:
    The adoption of the resolution by the House of Representatives of Philippines in the wake of the adoption of similar resolutions in the U.S., Canada, Netherlands and several other countries clearly reflect the demand of the international community for Japan's immediate redemption of its past crimes.
    The world is becoming increasingly assertive that the Japanese government make apology and reparation for the crimes related to the "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army because they are crimes against humanity which should never be connived at.
    State-sponsored crimes should be settled by the state in a responsible manner.
    Several countries are redeeming their past, sincerely repenting of and making apology for their past crimes, and this is welcomed by the international community.
    Only Japan is resorting to a sleight of hand to get rid of its responsibility, far from admitting those crimes, to say nothing of making apology and reparation.
    Japan's forcible drafting and crimes related to the "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army are the worst human rights abuses the statute of limitation of which is not applicable in light of international law.
    The Japanese reactionaries are seriously mistaken if they think the issue of the war crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists and the crimes related to the "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army in the past can be buried in oblivion with the flow of time and the alternation of generations.
    Japan's desperate efforts to evade the state responsibility for the past crimes will only add more crimes to those already committed by it and, accordingly, it will stand further isolated and rejected in the international community.
    The Japanese reactionaries would be well advised to lend an ear to the just demand of the international community and honestly admit, reflect on and make reparation for all the past crimes including those related to the "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army as early as possible.
    This is the only way out for Japan which has crime-woven past.

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Heightening Vigilance against Imperialists' Crafty Moves for Aggression

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- The countries and nations aspiring after independence should thoroughly stand guard against even the slightest illusion about imperialism and overcome it. Rodong Sinmun Sunday observes this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The imperialists pretend to help other countries under the signboards of the so-called "aid" and "cooperation". Through this they seek their sinister purpose to stretch their claws of aggression deep to these countries and subordinate them.
    If one does not sharpen vigilance against the imperialists' appeasement tactics and carrot policy strategy, one can be taken in by their schemes.
    In order to dispel illusion about imperialism, it is important to have a correct understanding of its aggressive nature. Imperialism never abandons its aggressive nature as it is reactionary.
    If there be any change of the imperialists, it is a method for aggression, not its aggressive nature. Their method for aggression has become craftier, more heinous and deceptive than ever before.
    Bourgeois ideology and culture are used as means of the imperialists for internal division of the socialist countries and anti-imperialist independent countries and moves for ideologically and morally disintegrating them and a guide for military aggression against them.
    The imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning moves will result in destabilizing and degenerating socialism, shaking people's faith in socialism and, furthermore, toppling the socialist system.
    In the new century such "coloring revolution" as the "rose revolution" and "orange revolution" took place in various countries one after another and regimes changed there. These facts prove how grave the consequences of the bourgeois ideological and cultural poisoning moves are.
    Today the U.S. imperialists are becoming all the more undisguised in their moves for military threat and blackmail against the DPRK and, at the same time, persisting in their crafty and vicious methods for psychological warfare but their vicious ideological and cultural poisoning moves prove futile in the DPRK.
    The revolutionary parties and peoples should clearly see through the miserable reality of the countries and nations which harbored illusion about imperialism, resolutely oppose the imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning moves and intensify the struggle for achieving independence.

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Implementing October 4 Declaration

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- A bright prospect for independent reunification, peace and prosperity is guaranteed only by the thorough implementation of the October 4 declaration, an embodiment of the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration and the idea of "By our nation itself". Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The October 4 declaration calls for independently settling the reunification question, attaching importance to the dignity and interests of the nation and subordinating everything to them in the spirit of "By our nation itself" enshrined in the June 15 joint declaration.
    The October 4 declaration clarifies a specific orientation and ways for expanding and developing the north-south relations by the concerted efforts of the Koreans.
    It serves as a banner encouraging the nation in its efforts to carve out its independent destiny because it is strictly based on the principle of national independence and the idea of "By our nation itself".
    The Inter-Korean relations have developed, cooperation has made progress and the reunification movement has grown in the June 15 era of reunification because all the Koreans have firmly adhered to the principle of national independence in the spirit of "By our nation itself".
    The October 4 declaration calls upon the Korean nation responsible for the settlement of the reunification question to further enhance its role at the present stage. All the questions arising in the inter-Korean relations and the movement for national reunification should be settled by the Koreans themselves as they are responsible for them. If foreign forces are allowed to interfere in them, this will create only complexities and difficulties in the way of settling them, making it hard to expect any solution.
    The anti-reunification forces at home and abroad are now making reckless efforts to play down the historic significance of the October 4 declaration and hamstring the efforts to implement it. But it is no more than the last-ditch effort of those swept away by the trend of the times.

Rodong Sinmun on Popular Masses' Idea of Socialism

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Socialism is an idea of the popular masses as it is possible for them to lead an independent and creative life to the full in socialist society only.
    Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    Only when all the countries and nations head for socialism is it possible for them to get rid of all sorts of domination and subjugation and achieve independent progress and ensure world durable peace and security for humankind's existence and progress. The popular masses' idea of socialism reflects such ideal and future of mankind.
    The world revolutionary parties and progressives have struggled to reinforce the world socialist movement, regarding the Pyongyang Declaration which confirmed the truth, justice and inevitability of the final triumph of the socialist cause as a common action programme and a militant banner for accomplishing the popular masses' cause of independence.
    The reality of the DPRK where the socialist cause is winning victory after victory patently proves the justice and invincibility of the socialist idea.
    The present international situation still remains complicated and tense but it is developing in favor of materializing the socialist idea of the popular masses, imperialists are finding themselves in an unprecedented crisis and the world socialist movement is making progress.
    It is a law-governed process of history that the above-said idea is sure to triumph.
    The popular masses can dynamically advance the socialist cause despite all sorts of trials only when they enshrine the unshakable faith that socialism is the best society as it provides them with the worthiest and happy life and takes care of them, an indomitable will not to abandon it, regarding it as lifeblood, and optimism that the socialist cause is sure to win.
    Only when an army remains strong, can a nation resolutely check and frustrate the anti-socialist moves of the imperialists and international reactionaries and defend the socialist system which represents the popular masses' desire and wishes for independence. Songun serves as an invincible banner and a most powerful weapon to be held fast to for the victory of socialism.

U.S. and S. Korean Forces Stage Joint Air War Maneuvers

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The air force of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces and the south Korean air force are these days staging madcap joint aerial war maneuvers targeted against the DPRK, screwing up the tension of the Korean Peninsula, according to a military source.
    On March 19 and 20 they got frantic in the exercises for air-raiding ground targets by turns with the sky above south Korea as their operational theatre after forming a striking group with flying corps of different missions, each made up of 20~30 planes.
    On the same days at least 80 fighter-bombers, assault planes and armed helicopters were keen on close air support and over 170 warplanes on navigation and air combat exercises.
    On March 17 and 18 more than 450 fighter-bombers, assault planes, pursuit-assault planes and gunships of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean forces conducted the frantic combined aerial war maneuvers including detection of air targets, air battle, surprise strike on ground objects, close air support and airlifting operation under the combined command of overseas-based E-3.
    Meanwhile, formations of overseas-based strategic bombers and pursuit-assault planes almost every day staged such madcap maneuvers under the simulated condition of a real war as flying into south Korea in group of two or more planes and returning to their base after dropping bombs, inciting a war atmosphere.
    Timing to coincide with the provocative war exercises, the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean forces sent eight strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes to the sky above the frontline area every day to commit intensive aerial photographing and electronic espionage on the DPRK as a whole.
    The above-said combined air war maneuvers, staged by the war-like forces of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops and the south Korean military in the wake of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises, are a very dangerous war gamble designed to mount a surprise preemptive attack on the DPRK in the event of "contingency".
    The U.S. should stop at once the reckless military actions of wrecking peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the south Korean authorities should not join the outsiders in the war maneuvers aimed at doing harm to their fellow countrymen.

U.S. Forces' Bombings on Wolmi Island Assailed

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Committee for Settling the Past History for Truth and Reconciliation on March 19 revealed the truth behind the brutal bombings by the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces on Wolmi Island during the last Korean war, according to south Korean CBS.
    The committee disclosed the fact that during the Inchon landing operation in September 1950 the U.S. forces mobilized fighter bombers under flying corps of the Marines to indiscriminately bomb Wolmi Island, thus destroying all the facilities and killing a lot of civilians there.
    At that time, the U.S. forces confirmed in advance the civilian residential quarters through information on the island and analysis of aerial photographs. Nevertheless, they made indiscriminate air raids and even strafed civilians within eyeshot.
    Terming it a "criminal operation wantonly violating international law", the committee urged the "government" to demand the U.S. take measures for compensation to the victims.

S. Korean "Government" Authorities' Suppression of People under Fire

   Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- The South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification made public a statement on March 18 denouncing the "government" authorities' suppression of the people.
    The statement referred to the fact that Han Ki Sok, vice-chairman of the Federation of Stall-Keepers of south Korea, and Choe In Gi, chairman in charge of Policy Education of the Federation of the Poor of south Korea, were taken away and placed into custody by the security authorities in a recent week. It noted that the demands of the people for the right to existence are more cruelly trampled down under the present "government."
    The "government" which is talking about "keeping economy afloat" is instead driving the life of the people into collapse and intensifying suppression of them by dint of power, it deplored.
    Noting that those swimming against the people's mindset will face stern judgment of history, it declared that the south headquarters will launch a strong struggle in solidarity with different organizations against the suppression of people by the "government."

U.S. Brigandish Pressure upon S. Korea under Fire

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The Press Headquarters of the South Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration made public a statement on March 17 denouncing the U.S. for putting unreasonable pressure upon the south Korean authorities.
    The statement recalled that the commander of the U.S. forces present in south Korea openly revealed their intention to force the south Korean side to cover the expenses for the relocation of its troops on March 12 and earlier he pressurized south Korea to build anti-missile shields at an early date under the pretext of the "missile threat from the north."
    On March 5 the U.S. ambassador in Seoul openly pressurized the south Korean side to sharply increase its share of the funds for the upkeep of the U.S. forces in south Korea, the statement noted, adding that the U.S. is letting loose a spate of such unilateral and impudent remarks to meet its interests only.
    The U.S. is set to pressurize the south Korean "government" in the run-up to the negotiations on the issue of sharing the funds for the upkeep of its forces in south Korea, it noted.
    It urged the U.S. ambassador and the commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea to make an apology to the south Korean people at once for behaving so arrogantly.

Struggle of WPK and Korean People Supported

   Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The 12th seminar of world political parties on building a new society was held in Mexico from March 13 to 15.
    A congratulatory message to the seminar sent by the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee was read out at the seminar.
    Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, coordinator of the National Coordinating Committee of the Workers' Party of Mexico, made an opening speech at the seminar.
    Delegates of political parties and organizations from different countries made speeches on the subjects of "tasks of left-wing forces to cope with 'neo-liberalism' and the offensive of the imperialists", "ways of nation-building", "issues of individual countries", etc,.
    Speakers called upon the political parties aspiring after socialism to abide by the revolutionary principles, intensify the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle and strengthen internationalist unity and solidarity among the revolutionary and progressive political parties in order to frustrate the U.S. destroy-one-by-one strategy.
    They bitterly condemned the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK and expressed admiration and support to the validity and vitality of the Songun politics of the WPK aimed at protecting the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the nation from the imperialists' maneuvers to stifle the DPRK.
    A joint statement was adopted at the seminar to support the drive of the WPK and the Korean people to glorify this year marking the 60th anniversary of the DPRK as a year of historic turn which will go down in the history of the nation.
    The statement highly praised the WPK and the Korean people for having firmly defended socialism from the U.S. imperialists and their followers' political and military pressure, threat and economic sanctions against the DPRK and advanced socialism under the unique Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus fully demonstrated the truth, advantages and vitality of socialism and put strong impetus to the world socialist movement.
    The coordinator of the National Coordinating Committee of the Workers' Party of Mexico on behalf of all participants of the seminar presented a letter to Kim Jong Il in connection with the success of the seminar.
    It was attended by delegations and delegates of at least 100 political parties and organizations from more than 40 countries including the DPRK, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Brazil and Venezuela and members of the leadership of the Workers' Party of Mexico and its members.

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Hifikepunye Pohamba ofrece banquete en honor de Kim Yong Nam

   Windhoek, 20 de marzo (Corresponsal de ATCC) -- El presidente de la Republica de Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba, ofrecio el dia 20 una recepcion en honor del presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, de visita oficial y de amistad en ese pais africano.
    A la comida fueron invitados Kim Yong Nam, el canciller Pak Ui Chun, el ministro de Comercio Exterior Ri Ryong Nam, el ministro de Salud Publica Choe Chang Sik, el embajador coreano en Namibia An Hui Jong y otros acompanantes.
    Estuvieron presentes Hifikepunye Pohamba, el ex presidente Sam Nujoma, el presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Theoben Gurirab, el presidente del Consejo Nacional Asser Kapere, el canciller Marco Hausiku, el ministro de Comercio Exterior e Industria Immanuel Ngajizeko, el ministro de Salud Publica y Servicio Social Richard Kamwi, el embajador namibio en Corea Leonard Nambahu y los representantes diplomaticos de varios paises acreditados en ese pais africano.
    Al hacer uso de la palabra, el mandatario namibio dijo que Namibia y Corea tienen una larga historia de amistad y destaco que no olvidara siempre al pueblo coreano que expreso apoyo y respaldo a la lucha del pueblo namibio contra el apartheid y el colonialismo.
    Recordo que en el tiempo pasado Namibia y Corea normalizaron la visita mutua de personalidades de alto rango, lo cual hizo debida contribucion al fortalecimiento de la cooperacion entre los dos paises y se refirio a que ambos paises tienen criterio comun en el aseguramiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales.
    Kim Yong Nam, a su vez, senalo que el Presidente Kim Il Sung consideraba a Sam Nujoma como intimo amigo y companero de armas y envio el apoyo y respaldo materiales y espirituales a la lucha de emancipacion nacional del pueblo namibio por la libertad y la independencia.
    El gobierno de la RPDC mantiene la invariable posicion de apreciar y desarrollar constantemente las relaciones con Namibia, destaco y apunto que haria todos los esfuerzos tambien en lo adelante por ampliar y desarrollar vigorosamente en diversos sectores las tradicionales relaciones de amistad y cooperacion entre los dos paises.

Kim Yong Nam participa en actividades de Namibia

   Windhoek, 21 de marzo (Corresponsal de ATCC) -- Kim Yong Nam, presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, de visita oficial y de amistad en la Republica de Namibia, participo el dia 21 en el acto conmemorativo del 18o aniversario de la independencia de este pais africano y en la ceremonia inaugural del Palacio Presidencial.
    Estuvieron presentes el canciller Pak Ui Chun, el ministro de Comercio Exterior Ri Ryong Nam, el ministro de Salud Publica Choe Chang Sik y otros acompanantes, asi como el embajador de Corea en Namibia An Hui Jong.
    Participaron tambien el presidente de la Republica de Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba, el ex presidente Sam Nujoma, el premier Nahas Angula y otros miembros del gobierno, los parlamentarios, los representantes diplomaticos de varios paises y los representantes de organizaciones internacionales acreditados en Namibia y ciudadanos de Windhoek.
    Kim Yong Nam, en su discurso de felicitacion, se refirio a que el Palacio Presidencial construido magnificamente por profunda atencion y esfuerzos comunes de las direcciones y los pueblos de Corea y Namibia es el edificio monumental que demuestra las tradicionales relaciones de amistad y cooperacion preparadas por el Presidente Kim Il Sung y Sam Nujoma.
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, en su discurso, senalo que el Palacio construido por la ayuda de los competentes tecnicos coreanos sirve de simbolo de la soberania y la dignidad de Namibia y de riqueza del pueblo namibio y expreso su sincero agradecimiento a la RPDC que ofrecio la ayuda material y espiritual a la lucha por la independencia de Namibia.
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, Sam Nujoma y Kim Yong Nam descubrieron el letrero del Palacio Presidencial y cortaron la cinta de inauguracion.
    Lo recorrieron Kim y su comitiva junto con los miembros de la direccion estatal de Namibia.

IV concurso y exposicion nacionales de sector de disenos de maquinas

   Pyongyang, 22 de marzo (ATCC) -- Tuvo lugar del dia 19 al 21 en esta capital el IV Concurso y Exposicion Nacionales de sector de disenos de maquinas.
    En la ocasion participaron los cientificos, tecnicos y funcionarios de este sector en distintas localidades.
    El certamen tuvo lugar dividido en dos partes: la exposicion de disenos y programas y el concurso de disenos.
    Los participantes dieron a conocer los exitos cientificos y tecnicos y experiencias adquiridos en la labor para desarrollar y aplicar nuevos disenos en la produccion de modernos articulos de maquinas.
    Los visitantes prestaron profunda atencion a los optimos metodos de diseno de las tres dimensiones basadas en la tecnologia de punta, nuevos disenos de articulos de maquinas de buena capacidad y varios programas que al aplicar la tecnica de informatica, puedan consagrar al aseguramiento de la precision y la cientifizacion de disenos de maquina.

EE.UU. y Sur de Corea despliegan simulacros aereos

   Pyongyang, 22 de marzo (ATCC) -- Segun fuentes militares, las fuerzas aereas de Estados Unidos y del Sur de Corea se entregan con frenesi a los simulacros aereos conjuntos contra el Norte de Corea y agravan la situacion de la Peninsula Coreana.
    Los dias 19 y 20 los efectivos estadounidenses y surcoreanos formaron un grupo de golpe con 20 - 30 aviones de diferentes tipos y desarrollaron los freneticos ejercicios de ataque por turno contra los blancos terrestres tomando por escena operacional el espacio aereo del Sur de Corea.
    En los mismos dias, mas de 80 cazabombarderos, aviones de asalto y helicopteros armados libraron ejercicios de apoyo aereo a la cercania y mas de 170 aviones, entrenamiento de navegacion y de guerra aerea.
    Los dias 17 y 18, bajo el mando general de "E-3" trasladado de una base ultramarina, mas de 450 cazabombarderos, aviones de asalto, otros de asalto y de caza y helicopteros armados efectuaron desesperadamente los simulacros aereos como la localizacion de blancos aereos, la batalla aerea, el ataque sorpresivo a los objetos terrestres, el apoyo aereo a la cercania, la operacion de transporte aereo, etc.
    Por otra parte, las escuadrillas de cazabombarderos estrategicos y aviones de asalto y caza con base ultramarina sobrevolaron diariamente en pares o en grupos el espacio aereo del Sur de Corea y desarrollaron ejercicios de regreso a sus bases despues de lanzar alli bombas.
    Coincidiendo en tiempo con tales ejercicios, los imperialistas estadounidenses y el ejercito surcoreano movilizaron diariamente 8 aeronaves de reconocimiento estrategico y tactico al cielo sobre la zona del frente para la filmacion aerea y reconocimiento electronico sobre toda la extension del Norte de Corea.
    Los presentes simulacros aereos de los belicistas yanquis y surcoreanos que se perpetran antes de desaparecer el olor a polvora de los ejercicios conjuntos "Key Resolve" y "Aguilucho" son juegos para asestar ataque preventivo contra la RPDC en el "tiempo de emergencia".
    EE.UU. debe poner de inmediato fin a sus temerarias acciones militares que destruyen la paz y la seguridad de la Peninsula Coreana.
    Y las autoridades surcoreanas deben dejar de incorporarse, en adhesion a las fuerzas foraneas, a los ejercicios de guerra contra los connacionales.