calendar>>September 18. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Yong Nam and Chinese Envoy Watch Opera
Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, together with State Councillor of the People's Republic of China Dai Bingguo who is special envoy of Hu Jintao, President of the PRC, watched the Opera "The Dream of the Red Chamber" at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre on Thursday.

Among the audience were Kang Nung Su, minister of Culture, Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, officials of ministries and national institutions, artistes and working people in Pyongyang and the special envoy's party, Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, and Chinese embassy officials.

The opera, which had been created and performed in the 1960s, was successfully re-produced by the Phibada Opera Troupe this year, the "Year of DPRK-China Friendship." It was acclaimed by the audience.

A floral basket in the name of the special envoy was conveyed to the performers, congratulating them on their success.

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