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National Meeting Marks May Day
Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday to mark the 119th May Day.

Attending it were Kim Jung Rin, Yang Hyong Sop, the chairperson of a friendly party, leading officials of working people's organizations, officials of ministries and national institutions, labor innovators and working people in the city of Pyongyang.

Yang Hyong Sop, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, made a report at the meeting.

The reporter said that May Day is a significant holiday as it offers an occasion for strikingly manifesting the revolutionary spirit and the militant might of the Korean working people all over the world and their international solidarity and unity with the workers the world over.

The popular masses' struggle for independence and socialism against imperialism was arduous and difficult but the Korean people could creditably discharge their mission and duty in the sacred struggle to victoriously advance the revolutionary cause of Juche, the socialist cause as they have been guided by the peerlessly great men, he noted.

President Kim Il Sung carved out a new path of revolution for realizing independence of popular masses under the banner of the Juche idea, the Songun idea and aroused the inexhaustible strength of the popular masses including workers, peasants and intellectuals, thus leading the revolution and construction to shining victory, the reporter said, and continued:

The leadership exploits of the President have been given a steady continuity thanks to General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who put forward the workers, peasants and intellectuals as the driving forces of the revolution and has led the popular masses' cause of independence, the socialist cause to victory only.

The annals of the Korean revolution are shining with undying feats of the workers and other working people who have devotedly worked for the country and the revolution true to the leadership of the party and the leader.

The Korean working people will strikingly demonstrate their heroic stamina as socialist workers, true to the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus fling open the gate to a great prosperous and powerful nation in 2012, the centenary of birth of the President, and get the fireworks of victory displayed in the blue sky over the country.

Referring to the grave difficulties lying in the way of national reunification due to the reckless moves for a war of aggression against the DPRK on the part of the U.S. and the south Korean conservative ruling forces, the reporter stressed the need for all the Koreans to resolutely foil the outsiders' interference and the anti-reunification forces' confrontational moves under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration and bring about a decisive turn in the national reunification movement.

The working people in the DPRK will as ever discharge their historic mission in protecting the world peace and security and stepping up the human cause of independence and further strengthen the international solidarity with working peoples the world over in the idea of independence, peace and friendship, the reporter declared.

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