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Kim Jong Il's Birthday Marked in Russia, Laos, Mexico and Pakistan
Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- Friendly meetings, photo exhibitions, film shows and art performances were held in Russia, Laos, Mexico and Pakistan from Feb. 10 to 13 on the occasion of the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

Displayed in the venues of the functions were photos on the undying exploits of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

Speeches were made there.

The first vice president of Far-Eastern State University for Communications in Khabarovsk of Russia extended best wishes to Kim Jong Il on his birthday on behalf of all teachers and students of the university, saying the joint performance provided another occasion of contributing to the development of the friendly and cooperative relations between Russia and the DPRK.

The chairman of the Mexico-Korea Friendship Association said that the Korean people would surely build a great prosperous and powerful nation and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.

The principal of Ali Ali School in Karachi of Pakistan praised the Korean people for having turned their country into a politico-ideological and military power, single-mindedly rallied around Kim Jong Il.

The participants of the film shows watched Korean films "Fireworks for a Thriving Nation" and "Reply of Korea."

Put on the stages of the art performances were choruses "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il", the immortal revolutionary hymns, and other colorful numbers.

A message of greetings to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the event in Pakistan.

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