Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) — The International Friendship Exhibition Monday significantly observed the 25th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s
first on-site guidance to it.
Preserved there are at least 218,400 precious gifts presented to the three generals of Mt. Paektu by political party and state leaders and prominent figures of 178 countries and overseas compatriots in praise of their immortal exploits.
Nearly three million people have visited the exhibition over the last 25 years since its opening. In the past seven months of the year the exhibition drew at least 87,000 Koreans and overseas compatriots and foreigners.
Servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army, working people and youth and students are deeply impressed to go round the general review room, the introductory hall and over 200 other rooms where gifts listed as national treasures presented by world progressives in high praise of the three generals of Mt. Paektu.
More than 150 gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung who is immortal as the sun of Juche by different countries in the last decade fully reflect the world people’s absolute trust in and reverence for him.
Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with at least 660 gifts by prominent figures of the world on February 16, Juche 91(2002). He was presented with more than 10,000 gifts by foreigners in the period of the “Arduous March” and forced march, expressing the firm conviction in the victory of the socialist cause. And he received the gifts from many countries in the new millennium. The visitors are replete with high national honor and pride when looking round the gifts.
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