Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) – General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a silk banner and a calligraphic work (poem) from the Central Committee of the National Democratic Front of South Korea upon his reelection as Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Embroidered in the centre of the front of the silk banner is Kim Jong Il’s portrait.
Also embroidered there are the two flags of the DPRK and a Korean map, which stresses that as it reelected him to the highest post of the state, Kim Il Sung’s nation, the motherland of Juche, will be eternal as a powerful state throwing bright rays all over the world and a dignified and proud people. The letters “Long live general Kim Jong Il, the sun of the nation” are embroidered in the upper part.
Seen in the back are letters saying that the vanguard fighters and patriotic people from all walks of life in the south wholeheartedly extend the greatest honor and respect to Kim Jong Il, who was elected head of state of Juche Korea, with a loyal heart.
Written in the calligraphic work “congratulatory poem” are 56 Chinese characters in 8 lines symbolizing the meaning that Kim Jong Il was reelected to the highest post of the DPRK in the year in which fell his 56th birthday.
The congratulatory poem says that Mt. Paektu is full of joy and south sea rolls as General Secretary Kim Jong Il, a great man born of heaven and lodestar of Mt. Paektu, is acclaimed as the leader of reunification and that the reunified country, a powerful state, which is holding the lodestar of the sun’s nation in high esteem with loyalty and filial piety generation after generation will be everlasting.
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