calendar>>February 28. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Jong Il's Birth Anniversary Marked Abroad
Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- A lecture was given in Russia and meetings in France and Venezuela on February 14 and 18 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

The chairman of the Council of the "Jongilbong" Russia-Korea Friendship Association of Ulyanovsk Region said:

Comrade Kim Jong Il was a peerless statesman and brilliant Songun commander who put the DPRK on the status of political, ideological and military power.

He was a great leader who defended the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK and made an immortal contribution to the cause of global independence.

And he was the father of the nation who provided solid foundations for the building of a thriving socialist nation and devoted his all to the independent peaceful reunification of the country.

The vice-president of the France-Korea Friendship Association said:

H.E. Kim Jong Il performed immortal exploits for ensuring peace and security not only on the Korean peninsula but also in the world.

He provided north-south summits, bringing about a turning phase in the movement for Korean reunification.

The France-Korea Friendship Association will continue making positive efforts for the reunification of Korea and the development of relations between the two countries.

The chairman of the Venezuelan National Society for the Study of the Juche Idea praised Kim Jong Il's sacred revolutionary career.

A congratulatory message to supreme leader Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting held in Venezuela.

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