calendar>>July 12. 2009 Juche 98
Anniversary of Demise of Kim Il Sung Commemorated
Pyongyang, July 12 (KCNA) -- Meetings to remember President Kim Il Sung were held in Tajikistan, Denmark and Philippines from June 24 to July 2 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of his demise.

Displayed in the venues of the meetings were works of the President and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, photographs introducing their immortal exploits and books and photographs dealing with the struggle of the Korean people for building a great prosperous powerful nation.

Speeches were made at the meetings.

Kurbonzyon Mirzoyeva, secretary of the Sogd Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, said that the President had dedicated himself to the freedom and happiness of the Korean people and accomplishment of the human cause of independence since he embarked upon the road of revolution in his teens.

His idea and exploits serve as a textbook in the life and struggle of the world progressives desirous of independence and socialism, she stressed.

Anders Kristensen, chairman of the Denmark-DPRK Friendship Association, noted that the modern history of Korea is closely associated with the outstanding leadership of Kim Il Sung and his cause of national reunification has been successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Il.

Rafael Mariano, president of the Philippines Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula, said that Kim Il Sung sincerely helped peoples of many countries in their struggle for national independence and independent development and conducted energetic activities for strengthening and developing the world progressive movements including the Non-aligned Movement.

The immortal exploits performed by him on behalf of the times and history would shine forever, he said.

Messages to Kim Jong Il were adopted at the meetings in Denmark and Philippines.

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