Pyongyang, September 12 (KCNA) — Palestinian ambassador to Korea Shaher Mohammed Abdlah hosted a reception at the embassy on Friday to celebrate the reelection of General Secretary Kim Jong Il as Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and the 50th anniversary of the DPRK.
Invited to the reception were Vice-President of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong Dae, Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun, and officials concerned.
The ambassador said they recall with deep reverence the President Kim Il Sung, who is immortal. The President founded the DPRK and turned it into a strong fortress which resolutely fights against the moves of the imperialists and the enemies, he stressed.
He further said:
The great leader Kim Jong Il with revolutionary spirit and traits is wisely leading the party, army and people to attain the aim for the Korean nation’s dignity, reunification and bright future.
Today Pyongyang has become a beacon lightening the road ahead of all countries and peoples fighting for justice, peace and independence.
The Palestinian people will remain faithful to the bonds of comradely friendship and cooperation with the intimate Korean people and to the friendly DPRK guided by President Kim Il Sung and Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il who gave unsparing assistance to them at the most difficult time.
The militant and revolutionary relations of friendship, forged by President Yasser Arafat and President Kim Il Sung, a brother who is immortal, are further developing under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, the ambassador said.
Vice-President Kim Yong Dae said the respected Kim Jong Il’s reelection as Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission is a manifestation of the intense loyalty, rockfirm faith and will of the Korean people to add lustre to the DPRK as Kim Il Sung’s country forever under his leadership.
The historical relations of friendship between Korea and Palestine are valuable relations established by President Kim Il Sung and President Yasser Arafat, he said.
The Korean people will extend invariable support and firm solidarity to the Palestinian people in the just struggle to restore the legitimate rights of the nation including rights to self-determination and repatriation and the right to found a sovereign state with sacred kuds as its capital city.
He wished the Palestinian people greater success in the efforts for a fair solution to the Palestinian problem.
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