Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) — Leader Kim Jong Il Tuesday received a letter from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) on the occasion of its golden jubilee.
The letter said:
The birth of Chongryon was fruition of Juche, the first of its kind in the world overseas compatriots movement, which could be brought about only by President Kim Il Sung who ushered in a new era of Juche in the human history. It marked a historic event which brought about a dramatic turn in the movement of Koreans in Japan and their life.
Chongryon created organizations at various levels from the centre to branches and diverse institutions involving education, culture, economy, science and technology and press in an alien land and has rendered worthwhile services to the compatriots as a mother in the homeland would do and made a positive contribution to the cause of national reunification. All these proud achievements would be unthinkable without the profound care of the President.
Chongryon has become a pace-setter in the patriotic movement, an example of patriotism and loyalty and a model of the world overseas compatriots movement despite the manifold trials because Kim Jong Il has looked after and led it with his brilliant wisdom and profound loving care.
We consider as our unshakable faith the truth of history that we find our bright future in remaining true to the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
We will give a landmark momentum to the development of work this year, keeping pace with the people in the homeland all out in the general march of the Songun revolution in order to glorify the 60th anniversaries of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the country’s liberation as great festivals of victors. We will, at the same time, add leaping advances to the successes made in the last five decades as required by the new century and thus put the movement of Koreans in Japan on a new higher stage.
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