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Anniversary of DPRK-Russia Joint Declaration Marked
Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- An opening ceremony of a photo exhibition and film week was held at Taedongmun Cinema on Monday on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the publication of the DPRK-Russia joint declaration.

Displayed at the venue of the ceremony were photos showing General Secretary Kim Jong Il meeting Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, ex-president of Russia, and visiting Russia and those introducing it.

Present at the ceremony were Kim Jong Suk, chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairwoman of the committee who is chairwoman of the DPRK-Russia Friendship Association, officials concerned, working people in the city and Alexander Matsegora, charge d'affaires ad interim of the Russian embassy here, and its staff members.

Speeches were made at the ceremony.

The speakers said that the publication of the historic DPRK-Russia joint declaration marked an important occasion in boosting the traditional friendly ties between the two countries.

They referred to the fact that several meetings between Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin laid a solid foundation for developing the bilateral relations onto a new higher stage.

They expressed belief that the photo exhibition and film week would make contribution to consolidating the friendly ties between the peoples of the DPRK and Russia.

The participants went round the photos on display and watched Korean documentary film "The Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il Meets Putin, President of the Russian Federation".

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