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Art Festival Held by Koreans in Uzbekistan
Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The 20th Art Festival of Korean Nation was held by Koreans in Uzbekistan on April 7 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung (the Day of the Sun).

Present there were officials of organizations of Koreans in Uzbekistan and Koreans there and members of at least 20 Koreans art groups.

Present there on invitation were the charge d'affaires ad interim and staff members of the DPRK embassy in Tashkent.

Ju Yong Il, chairman of the "Old Men" Association for Korean Cultural Tradition in Uzbekistan, in his speech said that the life of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung is enshrined in the hearts of the Korean people and the world progressive mankind as it was a shining life for the country and its people.

Rosy is the future of the homeland as his revolutionary cause had successfully been carried forward by leader Kim Jong Il and is being invariably accomplished by the dear respected Kim Jong Un who is identical to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the chairman noted.

The homeland is placed on high alert on the eve of a war but overseas Koreans are significantly greeting the Day of the Sun, dancing and singing full of conviction of victory as they are led by Marshal Kim Jong Un, outstanding strategist, he stated.

He called upon overseas Koreans to more dynamically advance for the reunification of the country desired by Kim Il Sung.

Then followed an art festival.

Put on the stage were choruses "Long Live Generalissimo Kim Il Sung" and "The General Is the Son of the Guerrillas", immortal classic masterpiece solo "Azalea", chorus "Korea Is One", solo "Mother" and other numbers. The performance was acclaimed by the audience.

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