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Meeting Held at DPRK Embassy in Moscow
Pyongyang, December 27 (KCNA) -- A meeting was held at the DPRK embassy in Moscow on Dec. 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.

Present there were Borodavkin, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Finance, and the Governmental Committee between Russia-Korea for the Cooperation of Economy and other institutions of Russia and the DPRK ambassador to Russia and staff members of his embassy.

The participants laid a floral basket and bouquets before the full-length picture of President
Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them before looking round photos on the theme of "Mindset of Praise and Reverence."

Borodavkin said in his speech made at the meeting that the year 2008 is full of important events that contributed to boosting the relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and cooperation between Russia and the DPRK, expressing belief that the bilateral relations would make positive dynamic progress in the next year, too.

The years of experience gained in the development of relations between the two countries serves as a reliable basis for successfully carrying out the tasks they have assumed at present and for boosting the Russia-DPRK relations in many fields including foreign policy, economy, science, culture and education on the principle of reciprocity, he stressed.

At the end of the meeting the participants enjoyed an art performance given by the staff members of the embassy.

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