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3rd Rason Int'l Trade Exhibition Opens
Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The 3rd Rason International Trade Exhibition opened with a due ceremony in Rason City Monday.

The participants in the opening ceremony placed a floral basket before the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il displayed in the Rason Exhibition Hall and paid tribute to them.

Attending the ceremony were Jo Jong Ho, chairman of the organizing committee of the exhibition who is also chairman of the city people's committee, officials concerned, officials in the city, and representatives of foreign countries and regions, those who displayed products in the exhibition and foreign businessmen active in the Rason economic trade zone.

An opening address was made at the ceremony. Then followed congratulatory speeches.

The speakers noted that the DPRK is pushing ahead with economic construction, and has already provided an institutional guarantee and a legal foundation for jointly developing the zone and revitalizing it.

They said that the exhibition would provide a good opportunity to promote the friendship and solidarity among countries and conduct multi-faceted economic trade and show of products and scientific and technological exchange.

At the end of the ceremony, the participants looked round machine equipment, steel products, electrical and electronic goods, light industrial products, food, daily necessities, medicines, building materials, chemical goods, vehicles, etc. displayed by at least 120 companies from different countries and regions including the DPRK, China, Russia, Germany, the U.S., Japan and Taipei of China.

A reception was given in connection with the opening of the exhibition that day.

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