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Day of Shining Star Celebrated in Foreign Countries
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- Events took place in various countries to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star) from January 30 to February 3.

They included round-table talks in Russia, a meeting and film show in Benin and a lecture and film show in Nigeria.

Films shown included Korean films "Pyongyang Today" and "Arms of Korea".

The first secretary of the Khabarovsk Territorial Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation said:

Kim Jong Il authored a lot of profound works in his lifetime through his tireless ideological and theoretical activities.

He turned the DPRK into a power that any formidable enemy dares not provoke by directing primary efforts to bolstering the military forces under the unfurled banner of the Juche idea and Songun idea.

We are sure that the DPRK will certainly win victory in the fierce confrontation with imperialists as supreme leader Kim Jong Un wisely leads the party, army and people of the DPRK.

The chairman of the Benin-Korea Amicable Association "Long Live Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader" who is chairman of the Beninese national preparatory committee for celebrating the 72nd birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il said that Kim Jong Il always led socialist Korea to victory, overcoming all trials of history by dint of ideology.

The manager of a Nigerian agro-stock farm said that a statue of Kim Jong Il was erected at Kim Il Sung University, adding that Kim Jong Il's Songun leadership is being successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Un.

A congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting held in Benin.

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