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Kim Jong Il's Birthday to Be Celebrated Abroad
Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- Preparatory committees of Democratic Congo and Egypt were formed in Kinshasa and Cairo on Jan. 13 and 16 to celebrate the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

Rohekele Andre, president of the Working Citizens' Association of Democratic Congo, and Youssef Amin Wali, vice-chairman of the National Democratic Party of Egypt, were elected chairmen of the committees respectively at their inaugural ceremonies.

The preparatory committee of Democratic Congo decided to hold diverse events to widely introduce the greatness of Kim Jong Il while the Egyptian preparatory committee decided to organize colorful political and cultural events during the period from Jan. 16 to Feb. 16.

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