Kim Jong Il receives reply message from Pres.Jiang Zemin

RC, in reply to his message of sympathy sent to the latter over the recent heavy flood damage in some areas of China.

Also front-paged in Rodong Sinmun is a report that General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent thanks to the participants in the national plastering contest for distinguishing themselves in the construction of the capital city.
Papers report that a preparatory committee for celebrating the first anniversary of the election of Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea was inaugurated in Guyana.
Given in the press are accounts of events held abroad upon the reelection of Kim Jong Il as Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the DPRK.
Papers dedicate articles to the 30th anniversary of the publication of the President Kim Il Sung’s famous work “On Speeding Up Construction of Socialism in the Country Areas and Developing the Counties on Sound Lines.”
Printed in papers is a message of greetings sent by Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, to Alpha Oumar Konare, President and head of State of Mali, on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Mali.
Papers report that the 9th people’s sports contest will be held in Korea.
Papers observe the day of electricity.
Conspicuous in papers is news of harvesting in rural areas.
The United States decided to additionally supply 300,000 tons of food to the DPRK within this year, says the press.
The “Defence Ministry” of South Korea described the north as the “sworn enemy” in the “defence white paper.” Rodong Sinmun denounces this definition as an anti-national act.
The paper informs the readers that the South Korean National Federation of Financial Trade Unions declared an indefinite general strike.
Papers observe the World Maritime Day.
Minju Joson marks the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Rodong Sinmun in an article exposes that the Japanese authorities blindly accepted the information of the United States about the satellite launch in the DPRK.

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