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Kim Jong Il Remembered by Koreans in Uzbekistan
Pyongyang, December 20 (KCNA) -- Koreans in Uzbekistan held a memorial service on Dec. 17 on the occasion of the second anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's demise.

Present at the service were officials of an organization of Koreans in the country, heads of compatriots art troupes, and other Koreans there, and the charge d'affaires ad interim and staff members of the DPRK embassy in the country.

The participants in the service placed a floral basket and bunches of flowers before the full-length painting of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il standing together in the embassy before paying tribute to them.

Ju Yong Il, chairman of the Uzbekistan "Old Persons" Association for Korean Cultural Tradition, said that Kim Jong Il performed great feats for the sake of the country and nation and the times and revolution over a long period after he grew up, hearing the gun firing during the great anti-Japanese war as a lullaby at a secret camp in Mt. Paektu.

Ju noted that thanks to his experienced and wise leadership, the homeland is standing imposingly in the world as a nuclear weapons state and a satellite manufacturer and launcher, adding that this greatly encouraged the compatriots.

Supreme leader Kim Jong Un has provided ceaseless field guidance to build a thriving socialist nation in the motherland true to the behests of Kim Jong Il and led the great construction campaign for the people to great victory, he said.

He expressed conviction that thanks to Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Il would be immortal as the sun and the future of the country would remain rosy.

He expressed the determination of the Koreans in Uzbekistan to invigorate the work for the reunification and the prosperity of the country under the leadership of Kim Jong Un true to the last instructions of Kim Jong Il.

Its participants looked round photos documenting the Songun revolutionary leadership feats of Kim Jong Il and watched a Korean film on his revolutionary activities.

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