Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from Serbian Ambassador

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Serbian Ambassador to the DPRK Miomir Udovicki at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    On hand were Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kung Sok Ung and a staff member of the Serbian embassy.
    After receiving the credentials, Kim had a talk with the ambassador.

Youth Day Celebrated

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Youth and students in various parts of the country significantly celebrated the Youth Day which falls on today.
    Kim Yong Nam, Kim Yong Il, Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Jung Rin, Kim Ki Nam and Choe Yong Rim and leading officials of party and power bodies and working peoples' organizations in Pyongyang and local areas visited Kim Il Sung University, the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex, the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, the Pyongyang General Printing Plant, the Chollima Steel Complex, the Migok Co-op Farm in Sariwon City and other industrial establishments, farms and universities to congratulate the young people on the Youth Day.
    Senior party and state officials together with youth and students laid floral baskets, bouquets and flowers and made bows before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and paintings portraying the smiling President and monuments to revolutionary activities of the three commanders of Mt. Paektu standing at different units.
    They were briefed on the immortal exploits of the peerlessly great men and successes achieved by the youth and students in the rooms for the education of the revolutionary history and rooms dedicated to their histories.
    They went round production sites and campuses and met exemplary officials and members of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League and young innovators to congratulate them on their successes.
    The young people across the country had colorful events including art performances, sports and amusement games, dancing parties and oratorical contests on the day.

Dancing Parties of Youth and Students Held

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Dancing parties of youth and students were held in various parts of the country today to mark the Youth Day.
    Plazas of the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Monument to Party Founding, the April 25 House of Culture and other dancing places in Pyongyang were full of youth and students with pride of taking the lead in performing feats in the general offensive to brilliantly decorate the grand festival in September.
    As "Our Father Is Marshal Kim Jong Il" resounded forth in the dancing venues, the participants began to dance, with pleasure of youth enjoying true life and happiness under the care of the great father.
    Youth and students presented beautiful dances to the tunes of such songs as "Our Party Is Proud of Youth", "Girl on Steed" and "Whistle" representing their pride and honor of bringing into bloom their ideal and aspiration through the drive to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation true to the noble intention of the party.
    The festive atmosphere picked as the participants presented diverse dances to the tunes of "Our General Is Best", "Let's Become Army of General", "Let Youth Uphold Our Party" and "Let Us Be Satellites of the Sun" and other songs.
    Similar dancing parties also took place in Kanggye, Hyesan, Wonsan and other provincial capitals, cities and counties on the same day.

Korean Youths, Vanguard and Shock Brigade in Socialist Construction

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Youth Day (August 28) is being significantly celebrated in the DPRK.
    The young men and women take this opportunity to look back upon the proud history of the Korean youth movement with deep emotion.
    There are so many known and unknown young people who made a breakthrough for advance in difficult and toilsome sectors, following the young heroes of the first generation of the revolution and those of the Fatherland Liberation War.
    The young people constructed many objects including the Haeju-Hasong Railway Line, the Kanggye Youth Power Station, the Songnam Youth Coal Mine and the Rothan Youth Forestry Station.
    The Anbyon Youth Power Station, the Youth Hero Motorway, the Hungju Youth Power Station, the Hamhung City Youth Goat Farm, the Yonggwang Youth Fish Farm and Thaechon Youth Power Station No. 4 were built in the Songun era. All the monumental edifices named after Chongnyon (youth) are associated with the indomitable fighting spirit, wisdom and strong mettle of young men and women.
    The graduates of the Sinanju Girls' Senior Middle School (then) went collectively to the Sangso Co-operative Farm in Juche 66 (1977) to form a youth sub-workteam. In 30-odd years since then, such sub-workteams have grown to thousands.
    Young people are performing feats in the difficult and labor-consuming sectors of socialist economic construction.
    In the past many young men and women have been honored with the title of hero, "Kim Il Sung Youth Honour Prize" and high state decorations.
    The feats of the youths who play the role of vanguard and shock brigade in socialist construction will brilliantly shine in the history of Korean youth movement.

National Seminar on Undying Exploits of Peerlessly Great Men Held

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- A national seminar on the immortal exploits President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il performed by founding and developing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea took place at the People's Palace of Culture today.
    Attending at the seminar were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yong Jin, Minister of Education, officials of party and administrative bodies and working people's organizations at national level and in Pyongyang and scientific, educational, literary and art and media organs and those of party cadre training institutions and in the field of preservation of revolutionary relics.
    The seminar heard five papers explaining and proving the immortal and great exploits the peerlessly great men performed by founding the DPRK, developing the people's power and building a rich and powerful nation.
    Speakers at the seminar said that the President clarified long ago the idea that a revolutionary struggle was aimed at defeating the Japanese imperialists and setting up a regime of workers and peasants, gave origin to the building of people's power in the days of the bloody anti-Japanese struggle and performed immortal exploits by establishing the first people's power in the liberated land and founding the DPRK.
    They stressed that what was important among the leadership feats performed by the President who glorified the Republic as an independent power was that he provided a great guiding idea of carving out the destiny of the country and the nation, set an example of independent politics in the era in settling all issues arising in state activities in line with the basic requirements and interests of the people and built a strong national power whereby the Korean people could firmly protect their ideology, system and cause by their own efforts.
    They referred to the fact that the DPRK is greeting a great heyday of national prosperity thanks to the distinguished political caliber and noble patriotism of Kim Jong Il.
    They called upon all the officials to uphold and glorify the President's undying exploits performed in the nation-building generation after generation and achieve the development and prosperity of the DPRK true to the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.

Young People Called upon to Demonstrate Heroic Stamina in All-out Offensive

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today in an editorial dedicated to the Youth Day calls upon the Korean young people to fully demonstrate the heroic stamina in an all-out offensive to glorify the era of Songun.
    The young people are the most vital unit of society and a shock force for building a rich and powerful country, the editorial notes, and goes on:
    Only when the young people wage a high-pitched innovation drive in sky-high spirit in the van of the advancing ranks, can the whole country seethe with activities and can signal leaping advances be made on all fronts of socialist construction.
    The history of the Korean revolution shining with victory and glory is brilliantly adorned as a history of materializing the original idea and politics of attaching importance to youth advanced by President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
    It is the glorious tradition and revolutionary spirit of the Korean young people to turn out to respond to the call of the Party and the leader and make a breakthrough towards implementing the tasks set forth by them, going through thick and thin.
    The history of the great victory of the Korean revolution is recorded with the shining feats performed in the youth movement and the red flag of the Korean revolution is associated with the precious blood and sweat shed by the young people.
    Our Party always remembers the immortal feats performed by the young people on behalf of the country and the revolution and feels highly proud of having a large unit of the young vanguard strong in the revolutionary spirit and full of militancy.
    The young people of the DPRK live and struggle in the crucial period of turn for the country and the revolution. Now is the time for the young people to fully display wisdom and courage and perform miracles and innovations startling the world as they have grown up under the care of the President and Kim Jong Il. All hot-blooded young people should courageously turn out in the worthwhile all-out offensive to fully demonstrate the determination of Songun Korea to build a great prosperous powerful nation and perform feats so that they may be remembered by posterity with emotion.
    The editorial calls on all young people to fully demonstrate the Songun youth vanguard's transparent spirit of devotedly defending the leader and become ardent fighters taking the lead in upholding the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il with loyalty and young heroes in the on-going worthwhile struggle to glorify the Songun era.

Poster for Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show Produced

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- A poster for the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show celebrating the 60th birthday of the DPRK was produced.
    Depicted in the poster, created by the Organizing Committee of the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Festival, are beautiful Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia brought into full bloom by the unanimous desire of the Korean people and the world progressives boundlessly revering and following the peerlessly great men.
    Written on the upper and lower parts of it are letters reading "Celebration of the 60th birthday of the DPRK" and "Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show". Indicated in it are also the venue of the show (the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition) and its period (Sept. 5 -12, 2008).

Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the fifth anniversary of the publication of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work on thoroughly implementing the line of economic construction in the era of Songun.
    The work proves with perfect logic and scientific truth that the line of economic construction which calls for giving priority to the development of the defence industry and simultaneously developing light industry and agriculture is a line of economic construction which provides a sure material and economic guarantee for the Songun revolutionary leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea and the implementation of the Songun politics of the WPK and an original line for most correctly combining the issues of defence up-building, economic construction and people's living to find the most successful solution to them and it also proves the idea that this line constitutes an inheritance and development of the basic line of socialist economic construction President Kim Il Sung laid down and consistently maintained.
    The ideas and theories set forth in the work are the most correct guidelines for building the economy of the DPRK into advantageous and powerful economy as required by the era of Songun in the 21st century, the article notes, and goes on:
    The past five years since the publication of the work are a shining course in which signal victory and achievements have been made in building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
    The reality today when the Korean people are waging an all-out offensive for opening up the gate of a great prosperous powerful nation fully confident of victory after building powerful war deterrent and laying a solid groundwork for building an economic power clearly shows how just and vital the above-said line advanced by the WPK is.
    The Korean people have firmly defended the sovereignty of the country and Korean-style socialism and protected peace, standing in confrontation with the U.S. imperialists styling themselves the world's only superpower for several decades because the DPRK has the invincible revolutionary armed forces and the powerful defence industry.
    The WPK is pursuing the Songun politics in order to defend the sovereignty of the country and socialism and provide a military guarantee for the building of a great prosperous powerful nation and, in the long run, give full play to the advantages of socialism and thus provide the people with a stable and happy life.
    It is the steadfast resolution of the WPK to put economy and the standard of people's living onto a high level and fling open without fail the gate of a great prosperous powerful nation in a few years to come. The DPRK's economy is developing by leaps and bounds full of dynamism on the basis of the strong political and military potentials built under the Songun leadership of the WPK.

Birthday of DPRK to Be Observed in Denmark

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- A Danish preparatory committee for celebrating the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was inaugurated with due ceremony in Copenhagen on Aug. 22.
    At the inaugural ceremony Anders Kristensen, chairman of the Denmark-DPRK Friendship Association, was elected chairman of the preparatory committee.
    The preparatory committee set a celebration period from the end of August to September 10 and decided to hold colorful political and cultural events including a meeting and a film show and issue a special bulletin in the period.

Bulletin Issued in Mexico

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- The Mexican Institute for the Study of the Juche Idea released bulletin No. 23 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.
    The bulletin said in an article that the foundation of the DPRK marked a historic event that paved the way for building a powerful socialist state in Korea.
    It continued:
    The government of the Republic regarded the Juche idea, Songun idea founded by President Kim Il Sung as a unique guiding principle and fully embodied it in all fields of state activities.
    It has considered it as an important requirement for building a military power to maintain the principle of self-reliance in national defence, implement the line of turning the whole army into an army of cadres, modernizing the entire army, placing all people under arms and converting the whole country into a fortress and establish and develop a powerful national defence industry.
    When the "collapse" of socialist Korea seemed to be an established fact due to the extremely harsh economic sanctions of the imperialist allied forces, rigorous economic trials and consecutive years of natural disasters, the DPRK succeeded at one try in putting into the orbit satellite "Kwangmyongsong No. 1", the first of its kind, taking the world by surprise.
    It is the goal and will of the government of the Republic to fling open without fail the gate of a great prosperous powerful nation in 2012, the centenary of birth of Kim Il Sung, the father of socialist Korea.
    The DPRK is sure to hit the gigantic target of building the great prosperous powerful nation.

Day of Korea's Liberation Marked in Philippines

   Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- The Philippines Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula released a statement on Aug. 15 to mark the 63rd anniversary of Korea's liberation.
    The statement noted that the Korean people demonstrated to the world their strong will in the 20-year-long war against the Japanese imperialists and then the will of the nation in the war with the U.S. imperialists and the struggle against the U.S and Japan's hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    Expressing belief that the Korean people would achieve the prosperity, peace and reunification of the country under the seasoned leadership of Kim Jong Il, it said that the committee would positively introduce their just struggle and conduct vigorous solidarity activities supporting it.

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Kim Yong Nam envia telegrama de consuelo al presidente argelino

   Pyongyang, 28 de agosto (ATCC) -- El presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, envio el dia 22 un telegrama de consuelo al mandatario de la Republica Democratica Popular de Argelia, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, en relacion con que decenas de personas inocentes perdieron la vida y quedaron heridas debido a una explosion de bomba en este pais.
    El remitente expresa su profundo consuelo y condolencias al destinatario, y, por su conducto, a las victimas y sus familiares y reafirma el firme apoyo y solidaridad de la RPDC con la politica de reconciliacion nacional y los esfuerzos del gobierno de Argelia contra el terrorismo y por la estabilidad y la unidad del pais.

Kim Yong Nam envia telegrama de consuelo al presidente de Kirguizistan

   Pyongyang, 28 de agosto (ATCC) -- El presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, envio el dia 27 un telegrama de consuelo al presidente de la Republica de Kirguizistan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, en relacion con que en este pais la caida de un avion de pasajeros causo la perdida humana.
    El remitente expresa su profunda simpatia y condolencias al destinatario y, por su conducto, a los damnificados y los familiares de los muertos y desea de todo corazon que el gobierno de Kirguizistan elimine cuanto antes las consecuencias del accidente.

Acreditase ante Kim Yong Nam nuevo embajador de Serbia

   Pyongyang, 28 de agosto (ATCC) -- Miomir Udovicki presento este jueves 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 Serbia en Corea.
    En la ocasion estuvieron presentes el vicecanciller coreano Kung Sok Ung y un miembro de la embajada de Serbia.
    Tras recibirlas, Kim Yong Nam departio con el diplomatico.

Corea festeja Dia de la Juventud

   Pyongyang, 28 de agosto (ATCC) -- Los jovenes y estudiantes de todas las partes de Corea conmemoraron hoy significativamente el Dia de la Juventud.
    Kim Yong Nam, Kim Yong Il, Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Jung Rin, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Yong Rim, los funcionarios directivos de los organos del partido y el Poder y de las entidades de masas en el centro y localidades visitaron la Universidad Kim Il Sung, el Complejo de Locomotoras Electricas Kim Jong Thae, el Complejo de Maquinaria Pesada de Taean, el Combinado de Imprenta de Pyongyang, el Complejo de Acero Chollima, la granja cooperativa de Migok de la ciudad de Sariwon y otras fabricas, empresas, granjas y universidades, donde felicitaron a los jovenes.
    Los cuadros del partido y el Estado junto con jovenes y estudiantes colocaron cestos, ramos y ramitas de flores ante las estatuas de bronce del Presidente Kim Il Sung y sus imagenes con amplia sonrisa asi como los monumentos a la revolucion de los tres Generales del monte Paektu erguidos en las unidades respectivas y le rindieron tributo.
    Al recorrer la sala de educacion en la historia revolucionaria y la sala de presentacion del historial ellos escucharon explicaciones sobre las inmortales hazanas de los Grandes Hombres simpares y los exitos logrados por los jovenes y estudiantes.
    Los cuadros del partido y el Estado recorrieron los lugares de produccion y recintos de las universidades, se reunieron con los destacados funcionarios y miembros de la Union de la Juventud e innovadores juveniles felicitandolos por sus exitos.
    Este dia, los jovenes de distintas localidades realizaron la funcion artistica, la competencia de deporte y recreacion, el baile, la oratoria y otras actividades.