Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) — Egyptian Ambassador to the DPRK Ahmed Ramy hosted a reception at the embassy Tuesday evening to commemorate the Day of the Sun.
The ambassador in a speech said that solid relations of friendship between Egypt and the DPRK were provided by President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak and President Kim Il Sung and the relations have grown stronger with the passage of time.
Noting that Kim Jong Il has wisely led the Korean people in the efforts to build a great prosperous powerful nation by successfully carrying forward the cause of the President, he stated the Egyptian government fully supports the Korean people’s struggle for national reunification.
Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, in his speech said: Egyptian friends have commemorated the Day of the Sun with the Korean people every year. This greatly encourages the army and people of Korea striving for prosperity and development of Kim Il Sung’s Korea under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.
We will make positive efforts to boost the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, true to the intention of Kim Jong Il, he said.
Present at the reception on invitation were Minister of Education Kim Yong Jin, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon, Director of the General Bureau of Diplomatic Corps Affairs Kim Tang Su and others.
Officials of the Egyptian embassy were on hand.
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