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Kim Jong Il's Birthday Celebrated in Different Countries
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Meetings, photo exhibitions and film shows took place in different countries on Feb. 7 and 9 on the occasion of the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

They are Laos, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.

Displayed at the venues were photos on his feats and those introducing Songun Korea.

Films shown included "Pyongyang at Night" and "Fireworks for a Thriving Nation".

The secretary of the C.C., the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union said that the DPRK is registering great successes in building a thriving nation under the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il and the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries are growing stronger day by day.

The president of the Bangladesh People's League said that Kim Jong Il has turned the DPRK into a military power capable of beating back any aggression forces with his original Songun revolutionary leadership. Kim Jong Il is the great leader of the progressive mankind who is steering the cause of independence against imperialism straight to a victory, he added.

The chairman of the National Workers' Party of Pakistan noted that the reality of the DPRK clearly proves that Kim Jong Il is a distinguished statesman who is leading the socialist cause to victory with the might of ideology.

Congratulatory messages to Kim Jong Il were adopted at the meetings in Mongolia and Pakistan.

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