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Day of Shining Star Marked in Ecuador, Myanmar and Austria
Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- Meetings were held in Ecuador, Myanmar and Austria to mark the birth anniversary of general secretary Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star) on February 14 and 15.

Seen in the venues of the meetings were photos dealing with the immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il and the dear respected Kim Jong Un.

Exhibited there were works of President Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un, books and photos introducing the invincible might of Songun Korea.

Milton Burbano, chairman of the Ecuadorian Cultural Institute for the Study of the Juche Idea, said that Generalissimo Kim Jong Il was a great leader who turned the DPRK into a nuclear weapons state manufacturing and launching satellites recognized by the world.

A member of the Executive Committee of the Yangon Regional Committee of the Union Solidarity and Development Party of Myanmar said that Kim Jong Un, who is successfully carrying out the cause of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, is wisely leading the Korean people to the building of a thriving nation and the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification.

Oliver Jonischkeit, federal secretary of the Left Bloc of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, and other speakers praised Kim Jong Il for providing an eternal foundation for victory and prosperity of Songun Korea.

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