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Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- A Bangladeshi preparatory committee for the 2017 Meeting Praising Great Persons of Mt. Paektu was inaugurated with due ceremony in Dhaka on March 12.

Rashed Khan Menon, chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Bangladesh who doubles as minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism, was elected honorary chairman of the preparatory committee, and MD. Harun-Ar-Rashid, chairman of the Bangladesh-Korea Friendship and Solidarity Committee, was elected chairman of the preparatory committee.

The inaugural ceremony discussed the matters for giving wide publicity to the revolutionary careers and exploits of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu and the successes achieved by the Korean people and organizing colorful political and cultural events on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star (the birth anniversaries of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il) in 2017.

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