Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) — More than 1,050 gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung, anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk and leader Kim Jong Il by revolutionary people of the world in 2005 have been added to the International Friendship Exhibition to be displayed in several rooms in a peculiar manner.
Among them are a stationery box presented to Kim Il Sung by Thaksin Shinawatra, leader of the Thai Rak Thai Party, a wooden handicraft “Carriage” presented to him by the foreign minister of Thailand, and a jewel handicraft “Tree of Hope” from Marcia de Campos Pereira, president of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.
On display at the general review room are silk banners presented to Kim Jong Suk by the chairman of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung National Memorial Commission, Nepal, and the representative of the Society of the Japan-Korea Culture and a glassware for fruits by the Swiss Committee for Supporting Korea’s Independent and Peaceful Reunification.
On display in the newly arranged room are gifts Kim Jong Il received from heads of state of various countries. They include a ceramic vase presented by Russian President Putin, an oil painting “Scenery of Pinar del Rio Province” by Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the C.C., the Communist Party of Cuba, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, a decorative porcelain dish by Abdullah II, king of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and a wooden sculpture “African” by Zambian President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa.
Also on display there are a glass craftwork “Daily Development” sent by Tang Jiaxuan, state councilor of China, a seal ivory product by K. Pulikovski, former special presidential envoy to the Far Eastern region of Russian, and a silver-plated wooden tray by Megawati Soekarnoputri, former Indonesian president, six silver dishes and six silver spoons by Vishwanath, director general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea, and gifts by Guy Dupre, secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea, Jitendra Sharma, president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and other personages of international and regional organizations.
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