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Day of Shining Star to Be Commemorated in Syria
Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) -- A Syrian preparatory committee for commemorating the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star) was formed on Jan. 23.

Saaeed Eleia Dawood, director of the Organizational Department of the Regional Leadership of the Syria's Baath Arab Socialist Party who is chairman of the Syrian Arab-Korea Friendship Association, was elected chairman of the preparatory committee.

The committee decided to introduce the immortal revolutionary career of Kim Jong Il and his feats and hold diverse politico-cultural events on the occasion of the Day of the Shining Star.

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