Kim Jong Il Gives On-spot Guidance to Reconstructed Cultural Establishment and Renovated Public Catering Centers

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the reconstructed cultural establishment and renovated public catering centers in Pyongyang.
    The Taedongmun Cinema House, Okryu Restaurant and Chongryu Restaurant which had served the people for a long period as buildings symbolic of the WPK's policy of love for people have been reconstructed or renovated as monumental structures in the era of Songun, bringing great joy to the people of the country who will significantly mark the diamond jubilee of the DPRK.
    The first leg of his guidance was the reconstructed Taedongmun Cinema House.
    Looking round the inside of the cinema house, he learned in detail about its reconstruction ranging from screening to sound facilities.
    He sent high appreciations and thanks to the soldier builders for successfully reconstructing the modern cinema house, noting that it is good in its internal structure and high in the level of its construction and, at the same time, flawless in its form and style as a cinema house.
    He set forth the tasks to be fulfilled by the cinema house to operate it, pleased to see the Taedongmun Cinema House taking on new appearance as a splendid cultural palace to enable people to fully enjoy a diverse cultural and emotional life.
    The next leg of his guidance was the renovated Okryu Restaurant.
    He acquainted himself with the renovation of the restaurant, making the rounds of the exterior and interior of the restaurant and Moran House for a long while where the classical and modern architectural beauties of the nation are blended with each other and their elegant, magnificent and exquisite styles are in perfect harmony.
    He highly appreciated the feats the officials and builders of the Pyongyang City Bureau for Guidance to Construction have performed by turning Okryu Restaurant into an excellent public catering center by displaying the spirit of devoted service to people and extended thanks to them, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that the restaurant has been renovated on the best level so that it might win the admiration of even posterity.
    He underscored the need for the modernly renovated restaurant situated on the picturesque bank of the River Taedong to make more brisk service to the people, indicating the tasks to be fulfilled by it and the ways to do so.
    The last leg of his guidance was the renovated Chongryu Restaurant.
    He learned in detail about the renovation of the restaurant, walking round the exterior and interior of the restaurant.
    He highly appreciated the feats performed by the soldier builders, greatly satisfied to learn that they have completed the renovation project qualitatively in a brief span of time.
    The Taedongmun Cinema House, Okryu Restaurant and Chongryu Restaurant are the fruits of the great love as they represent President Kim Il Sung's idea of believing in people as in Heaven, he said, adding: It is our sacred duty and noble moral obligation to glorify generation after generation these precious heritages bequeathed to us by the President.
    He underlined the need to spruce up the above-said cinema house and restaurants at the best level as cultural and catering centers for people, and steadily improve service to people and thus give fuller play to the advantages of the people-centered socialist system in the DPRK.
    He was accompanied by Secretary Kim Ki Nam, Department Directors Jang Song Thaek and Pak Nam Gi and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee and KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su.

Agreement on Cooperation in Field of Customs Signed between DPRK and China

   Beijing, June 4 (KCNA) -- An agreement on the cooperation in the field of customs between the governments of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China was signed in Beijing on Tuesday.
    Present at the signing ceremony were members of the delegation of the General Customs Bureau headed by its Director Ji Yong Sik from the DPRK side and a staff member of its embassy in Beijing and officials concerned from the Chinese side.

Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from Guatemalan Ambassador

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Guatemalan Ambassador to the DPRK Rafael Antonio Salazar Galvez at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Thursday.
    On hand was Kim Hyong Jun, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.
    After receiving the credentials, Kim Yong Nam had a talk with the ambassador.

DPRK Delegation Leaves for Ukraine

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- A DPRK delegation led by Kim Yong Sam, minister of Railways, left here today to participate in the 36th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Railways Cooperation to be held in Ukraine.

Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- A national meeting took place here today to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "On Increasing the Production of Consumer Goods and Improving Distribution of Goods".
    Present there were Premier of the Cabinet Kim Yong Il and officials concerned and officials and working people in the fields of light industry and commerce in the city.
    Clarified in the work are the issue of building local industrial factories producing consumer goods in cities and counties by tapping locally available reserves and possibilities through a mass movement and the issue of thoroughly establishing the socialist commercial system to improve the distribution of goods and other issues.
    Kwak Pom Gi, vice-premier of the Cabinet, in a report at the meeting said that the work of the President is an immortal famous work of great theoretical and practical significance in improving the people's standard of living and serves as important guidelines which give powerful spurs to the development of light industry and socialist commerce.
    The reporter recalled the fact that after advancing revolutionary and original ideas and line the President made endless journeys for on-the-spot guidance and energetically led the construction of local industrial factories and commercial distribution.
    The noble intention of the President has been successfully materialized thanks to the experienced and seasoned leadership of Kim Jong Il, who has perfectly embodied the Juche-oriented idea and theory on economic construction, the reporter noted.
    The reporter referred to the immortal ideological and theoretical exploits he has performed by carrying forward and developing the President's idea and line on building local industry.
    The reporter called for bringing about a fresh turn in the production of consumer goods and in the development of socialist commerce with the firm determination to build economy serving the people with their own efforts, technology and locally available resources and improve the standard of their living.

Wreaths Laid before Statues and Grave of Kim Hyong Jik

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- Wreaths were laid before the statue of Kim Hyong Jik, indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement in Korea, Thursday, in Ponghwa-ri of Kangdong County in Pyongyang and before his grave in Mangyongdae on the occasion of the 82nd anniversary of his demise.
    Standing before the statue and grave of Kim Hyong Jik were wreaths sent by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
    Present at the wreath-laying ceremonies were Choe Thae Bok, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Yong Rim and Vice-Premiers of the DPRK Cabinet Ro Tu Chol and Jon Sung Hun, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, officials of party, power and armed forces organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions and people from all walks of life and school youth and children in Pyongyang.
    Placed before the statue and grave of Kim Hyong Jik were wreaths in the name of the Central Committee of the WPK, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.
    Also laid there were wreaths in the name of the ministries, national institutions, military universities and party and power organs, enterprises, farms and schools in Pyongyang and bouquets.
    That day wreaths and bouquets were also laid before his statues standing at Kim Hyong Jik Military Medical University and in Sakju County in North Phyongan Province and Junggang County in Jagang Province.

DPRK Strives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is taking an active part in the international activity for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
    The DPRK government, regarding environmental protection as a key work for the future of the nation, has done this work vigorously as a member nation of the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" (UNFCCC).
    Departmental strategies for greenhouse gas relaxation have been made public and the first national report according to the UNFCCC has been worked out.
    In accordance with them, efforts are being made to raise energy efficiency and use natural energies.
    The thermal power plants have taken a series of measures for minimizing energy consumption by introducing clean combustion technology and cyclic fluidized-bed combustion (CFBC) boiler.
    The large and minor hydroelectric power stations have been built in different parts of the country and the experience in comprehensive use of natural energies such as solar energy and wind-power energy is being generalized.
    Along with this, the advanced biomass-gasification technology is being extensively applied to the rural areas and biogas to cooking in rural dwelling houses.
    A brisk tree-planting campaign of the whole masses is launched every year for the purpose of reducing the greenhouse gas emission.
    Department director of the Ministry of the Land and Environment Conservation Jong Hyong Il elaborated on the prospect of the activity in an interview with KCNA, saying that the second national report according to the UNFCCC will be worked out and various activities including the work for elevating energy efficiency be energetically conducted in all the fields of the national economy.
    A national forum on climate change and energy and various other functions are being held this year on the World Environment Day (June 5).

Two Pistols, Origin of Songun Idea

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- The DPRK is dynamically advancing along the path of Juche, upholding the banner of Songun today.
    The Songun Idea, the guiding principle of the revolution and construction, traces its historical origin to two pistols, the heritage left by Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter.
    He fought with all devotion for the liberation of the country and the freedom of the people, walking the untrodden path of history with the lofty aim of achieving Korean independence.
    In those days he laid down the policy of changing the course of the anti-Japanese national-liberation movement in Korea from the nationalist movement to the proletarian revolution to meet the requirements of the developing time and energetically pushed forward preparations for armed activities against the Japanese imperialists.
    Immeasurable were the efforts he made to select patriotic youths of proletarian origin and rear them into military cadres, while turning their ranks into an armed force of workers and peasants capable of undertaking the proletarian revolution.
    He eagerly desired to see a thick forest of rifles since he embarked upon the road of struggle, keenly feeling the sorrow of the nation without arms. He handed over to President Kim Il Sung, his son, the two pistols as revolutionary heritage together with the ideas of "Aim High", preparedness for three contingencies--death from hunger, beating and cold and need to obtain comrades.
    Upon receiving the two pistols, the President conceived the great Songun idea to save the fellow countrymen from the depth of misery and organized the matchless anti-Japanese armed units and liberated the country by routing the Japanese imperialists.
    The Korean revolutionary armed forces which find their origin in the two pistols sent U.S. imperialism which had boasted of its being "the strongest" in the world to the lot of a sun setting in the western sky under the leadership of President Kim Il Sung in the 1950s and defended the sovereignty and dignity of the country and the nation with honor by shattering the malicious challenges of the enemies in all the decades of the revolution.
    Cherishing the philosophical principle that the two pistols, the revolutionary heritage of Kim Hyong Jik, are precious assets of the Songun revolution, the Korean people are faithfully upholding the Songun leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Songun Policy Praised

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- Samuel Gahiro, chief of the General Staff of the National Defence Army, who visited the DPRK at the head of a Burundian military delegation said that the visit to the DPRK provided him with an opportunity to know better about the validity and vitality of the Songun policy.
    He praised the Songun policy of the DPRK as the greatest political mode as it helps solve all problems arising in the revolution and construction with the army as a main force.
    Under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il the Korean people have built capability for self-defense strong enough to protect their dignity, he noted, adding that the Burundi people were greatly encouraged by this.
    Saying that the Songun policy pursued by Kim Jong Il serves as a political mode which the countries desirous of independence should learn from, he stressed that his great exploit will shine long.

World Environment Day Observed

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the World Environment Day.
    Noting that the United Nations and other international bodies and many countries of the world are now paying great attention to the issue of environment protection, it goes on:
    The UN set "Climate change and energy" as the theme of the World Environment Day this year and is conducting the study of the environmental field and working to set right deviations arising in the energy field including the fossil fuel and take relevant measures. The UN is going ahead with brisk activities to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas in the developed countries, in particular, help developing countries develop technology, introduce new technology related to the use of clean energy and increase man's adaptability to climatic change.
    Environment is being protected under the state and social care in the DPRK. It is making positive efforts to improve the environment protection.
    It is now pushing ahead with diverse work for the environment protection under a plan. It includes the updating of the existing thermal power plants, the increase of hydro power generating capacity, promotion of the production and use of wind power energy, creation of more forests, introduction of advanced farming methods and system of seed breeding and wide use of organic fertilizers.
    The DPRK is intensifying international cooperation in the environment protection.

Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Start of Work at C.C., WPK Observed

   Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- Lectures, book and photo exhibitions, film shows and art performances took place in South Africa and Laos on May 29 and 30 on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    Displayed in the venues of the functions were works of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, photos showing the immortal exploits performed by them in leading the Songun revolution and building the party and books and photos showing the advantages of the Korean-style socialist system.
    Present there were personages of a branch of Pretoria City of the African National Congress of South Africa and the Vientiane City Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union and people.
    Speeches were made at the lectures.
    The participants of the film shows watched the DPRK documentaries "The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il gives on-the-spot guidance to the construction in the area of Mt. Paektu" and "Respected Comrade Kim Jong Il is a great thinker and theoretician".

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Firmado convenio sobre cooperacion aduanera entre Corea y China

   Beijing, 4 de junio (ATCC) -- Quedo rubricado el dia 3 en esta capital el convenio sobre la cooperacion en el sector aduanero entre los gobiernos de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y la Republica Popular China.
    En la ceremonia de firmas estuvieron presentes por la parte coreana los miembros de la delegacion de la Direccion General de Aduanas de la RPDC encabezada por el titular de esta entidad Ji Yong Sik y un funcionario de la embajada coreana en China y por la china, los funcionarios correspondientes.

Acreditase ante Kim Yong Nam nuevo embajador de Guatemala

   Pyongyang, 5 de junio (ATCC) -- Rafael Antonio Salazar Galvez presento el dia 5 en el capitalino Palacio de los Congresos Mansudae ante Kim Yong Nam, presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea sus cartas credenciales que le acreditan como embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de la Republica de Guatemala en Corea.
    En la ocasion estuvo presente el vicecanciller coreano Kim Hyong Jun.
    Tras recibirlas, Kim departio con el embajador.

Acto central por 50o aniversario de publicacion de obra de Kim Il Sung

   Pyongyang, 5 de junio (ATCC) -- Tuvo lugar el dia 5 en esta capital el acto central por el 50o aniversario de la publicacion de la obra clasica del Presidente Kim Il Sung "Para aumentar la produccion de articulos de consumo masivo y mejorar el trafico mercantil".
    Al acto asistieron el primer ministro del Consejo de Ministros Kim Yong Il y otros cuadros, los funcionarios de los dominios de industria ligera y comercio y trabajadores en esta capital.
    La obra aborda el problema de construir en las ciudades y distritos las fabricas de industria local que producen los articulos de consumo masivo movilizando las reservas y posibilidades de las localidades mediante el movimiento de todo el pueblo, el de establecer estrictamente el sistema de comercio socialista para mejorar el suministro de mercancias, etc.
    El informe de la ocasion estuvo a cargo del vicepremier del Consejo de Ministros Kwak Pom Gi quien subrayo como sigue:
    La obra del Presidente tiene un gran significado teorico-practico para la mejora de la vida del pueblo y deviene la guia programatica que impulsa energicamente el desarrollo de la industria ligera y el comercio socialista.
    Despues de presentar la idea y las lineas revolucionarias y originales, el Presidente dirigio dinamica e interrumpidamente en el terreno la construccion de las fabricas de industria local y el trafico mercantil.
    El noble proposito del Presidente se realiza con exito por la probada y diestra direccion del Dirigente Kim Jong Il quien esta versado en la idea y la teoria autoctonas acerca de la construccion economica.
    El Dirigente realizo inmortales hazanas ideo-teoricas al continuar y desarrollar la idea y la linea del Presidente en materia de construccion de industria local.
    Todos nosotros debemos registrar un nuevo viraje en la produccion de articulos de consumo masivo y el desarrollo de comercio socialista con la firme determinacion de construir con nuestras fuerzas, tecnologias y recursos domesticos una economia para el pueblo y de mejorar las condiciones de la vida del pueblo.