calendar>>December 29. 2008 Juche 97
Important Days of DPRK Marked
Pyongyang, December 27 (KCNA) -- Meetings, seminars and briefings were held in Mongolia, Bangladesh, France and Indonesia on Dec. 16 and 17 on the occasions of 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.

Displayed in the venues of the events were photos showing Kim Jong Il's Songun leadership feats.

Speeches were made at the events.

E. Maksim, executive chairperson of the Mongolian Mt. Paektu Association for Independent Development, and the commander of Unit 0151 of frontier forces of Mongolia, referred to the fact that Kim Jong Il has strengthened and developed the KPA into an invincible army. They praised
Kim Jong Suk for having resolutely safeguarded President Kim Il Sung politically and ideologically at the risk of her life and rendered positive assistance to his work.

Jean Marie Lambret, chief of the French Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, spoke highly of
Kim Jong Il's Songun leadership exploits, noting that Kim Jong Suk gave birth to and brought up
Kim Jong Il as the sun of future, a special contribution to successfully carrying forward the cause of Kim Il Sung generation after generation.

Harinde Singh, secretary general of the National Leading Council of Diversity Unity Party of Indonesia, said that Kim Jong Il's Songun politics serves as a precious textbook teaching the people how to defend their dignity in the present world, adding that its vitality is being strikingly demonstrated.

The army and people of the DPRK under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il possessed of matchless grit and far-sighted wisdom are sure to win only victories in the future, too, he stressed.

Congratulatory messages to Kim Jong Il were adopted at the events held in Mongolia and France.

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