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Kimjongilia Lauded by Overseas Koreans
Pyongyang, February 18 (KCNA) -- Overseas Koreans were excited to visit the venue of the 18th Kimjongilia Festival.

Ri Yong Ho, managing director of the Dandong Shengmin Trading Co. Ltd., China, said:

I take pride in attending this festival.

Kimjongilia flowers displayed in the venue are associated with our minds longing for the peerlessly great man.

Kimjongilia is, indeed, the most famous flower which looks fascinating and beautiful.

The flower represents the personality of leader Kim Jong Il as a great man. The sea of flowers praising the great man is a manifestation of the ardent longing and reverence of all people for him.

Kim Jong Il is always alive in our mind.

We, overseas compatriots, will make positive contribution to the patriotic cause for national prosperity, keeping pace with the people in the homeland.

Choe Ryong Ho, vice-president of Yanbian University of Science and Technology of China, said in an excited tone:

We are taking part in the festival to keep the greatness of Kim Jong Il deep in our mind.

We don't think Kimjongilia is a flower coming out in nature. It reflects deep reverence of all the people in the homeland and overseas Koreans for the great man.

Nam Ju Hyon, member of the delegation of Koreans in Japan for celebration of the Day of the Shining Star, said:

The Kimjongilia Festival has become more distinctive and wonderful year by year.

My heart is full of emotions when I see flowers displayed by the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).

Everyone can understand the ardent mind of the Chongryon officials and Koreans in Japan to always hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem.

Jon To Hyon, member of the same delegation, said:

Every Kimjongilia flower cultivated with all sincerity and much care is associated with the ardent reverence of the nation for the peerlessly great man.

Going round the venue of the festival, I could know well about the will of the people in the homeland and overseas Koreans to eternally hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the sun of the nation.

Kimjongilia, flower of the sun, will bloom forever in the mind of Koreans as flower praising the great man.

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