calendar>>August 19. 2013 Juche 102
Anniversary of Korea's Liberation Marked Koreans in Kyrgyzstan
Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The United Confederation of Koreans in Kyrgyzstan held an event at the Korean Center on August 15, the 68th anniversary of Korea's liberation.

Chairman Pak Kyong Ho and officials of the Confederation and other Koreans attended.

They offered a floral basket and flowers to portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and paid respects.

Pak Kyong Ho in a speech said that thanks to the wise guidance of the President the Japanese imperialists were defeated and the historic cause of Korea's liberation was achieved on August 15, 1945.

Korea, which once suffered an eclipse on the world map, emerged as an independent and sovereign state and the Korean people as masters of the full-fledged sovereign state, he added.

Peaceful environment in the DPRK is essential for building a thriving nation, he stressed.

Today the homeland is striving for friendship and solidarity with the world progressive people holding high the banner of independence, friendship and peace, he said, stressing that a shortcut to national prosperity and reunification lies in implementing the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.

The participants looked round photos documenting the Songun leadership feats of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Then there took place an art performance and a dancing party.

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