calendar>>December 27. 2008 Juche 97
Overseas Koreans Observe Significant Days of DPRK
Pyongyang, December 26 (KCNA) -- A meeting of the General Association of Koreans in China took place on Dec. 23 and events of compatriots in Uzbekistan on Dec. 23 and 24 to mark the 17th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's assumption of supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army and the 91st birth anniversary of anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk.

Yang Yong Dong, chairman of the general association, in his report said that after scientifically penetrating into the grave situation prevailed before the Korean revolution, Kim Jong Il has pursued in an overall way the Songun politics based on the Juche idea to strengthen the People's Army into an invincible revolutionary army fully prepared in political and ideological and military technical aspects.

All the Koreans in China should more dynamically conduct the patriotic movement for prosperity of their homeland and national reunification true to the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il while looking back with deep emotion on the proud course of progress made under his guidance.

The participants in the events held in Uzbekistan laid a floral basket before the full-length portrait of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il standing together at the DPRK embassy and made bows to them and looked round a photo exhibition on the theme of "60 years of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea."

Jo Yun Hae, chairman of the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification, in a speech made at a celebration meeting lauded the sacred life of Kim Jong Suk, a great revolutionary and a model of bodyguard, and referred to the fact that the dignity and honor of the DPRK are shining all over the world as it has Kim Jong Il as supreme commander of the KPA.

At the end of the meeting an art performance was given.

Meanwhile, Koreans in China held a seminar on the greatness of Kim Jong Suk and a recorded lecture in Shenyang on Dec. 23 on the occasion of her 91st birth anniversary.

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