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Pyongyang Int'l Exhibition Opens
Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- The 7th Pyongyang Int'l Scientific and Technological Book Exhibition was opened with due ceremony at the Pyongyang Centre for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries on Monday.

Displayed in the venue of the exhibition are latest scientific and technological books and data contributed by organizations from at least 50 countries including the DPRK, China, Russia, Nigeria, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, UK, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Thailand, France and Poland and an organization of overseas compatriots and international organizations including the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Present at the opening ceremony were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong Suk, chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries who doubles as chairperson of the organizing committee of the exhibition, and others, officials in the fields of education and media and scientists and technicians.

On hand were delegations and delegates of various countries, international organizations and a delegation of overseas compatriots, diplomatic envoys of different countries and staff members of foreign embassies here.

Kim Jong Suk said in her opening speech that the exhibition has so far been held successfully under the deep care of the WPK and the government of the DPRK, contributing to the development of scientific and technological exchange among countries.

She went on:

The exhibition has become regular and grown in its scope. This goes to prove the common desire of humankind to exchange the mutual achievements and experience and dynamically push forward the scientific and technological development.

Hoping that the exhibition would prove to be a signal success thanks to the sincere efforts and positive activities of the participants, she declared the exhibition open.

Li Lu, head of a delegation of Chinese press officials, said in a congratulatory speech that the exhibition has contributed to boosting the cultural exchange, cooperation and friendship among countries.

She expressed belief that the Korean people rallied close around General Secretary Kim Jong Il would open the gate to a thriving nation in 2012, the centenary of birth of President Kim Il Sung.

She sincerely hoped that the exhibition would be successfully held and the DPRK would further prosper.

After the ceremony, the participants looked round the books and data on display.

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