Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) — Jalaleddin Namini Mianji, Iranian ambassador to the DPRK, hosted a reception at Pyongyang Koryo Hotel Friday evening on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the 12th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
Present there on invitation were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Jong Yong Su, minister of Labour, Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, and officials concerned.
Staff members of the Iranian embassy were on hand.
President Kim Il Sung was a great leader of progressive humankind who made a great contribution to the struggle of the peoples of different countries for their independence and the non-aligned movement, the Iranian ambassador said, adding that thanks to Kim Jong Il the revolutionary cause of Juche is being successfully carried to accomplishment in the DPRK. The ambassador expressed full support to the Korean people in their cause to achieve the reunification of the country.
Yang Hyong Sop in his speech said that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Iran were forged and have grown stronger on the road of the struggle for independence against imperialism. The Korean people are rejoiced over the successes the government and people of Iran have achieved in the struggle to defend the sovereignty of the country and national dignity and ensure peace and security in the region, he said.
The DPRK will as ever make all its efforts to boost the friendly and cooperative relations with Iran, he stressed.
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