calendar>>February 9. 2016 Juche 105
Day of Shining Star Celebrated Abroad
Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) --The Korean Friendship Association headquartered in Spain posted a special write-up on its website on February 2 to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star).

Posted on the website were articles titled "Kim Jong Il, eternal general secretary of Workers' Party of Korea", "HE Kim Jong Il's great idea shines forever", "Leader Kim Jong Il and Korea today" and "Developing Workers' Party of Korea into invincible party" praising his revolutionary career and exploits, illustrated with the portrait of the smiling leader and photos showing his revolutionary activities.

The website said in a preface:

HE Kim Jong Il is the great leader and peerless strategist who developed the Workers' Party of Korea into an invincible party leading the Korean people to victory and glory and strengthened the Korean People's Army into a powerful revolutionary army capable of defeating any formidable enemy, true to the idea and exploits of President Kim Il Sung.

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