Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — Iranian Ambassador to the DPRK Jalaleddin Namini Mianji gave a reception at the embassy on Tuesday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Present on invitation were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and officials concerned. On hand were staff members of the Iranian embassy.
The ambassador in a speech said that President Kim Il Sung was the great man who made great contributions to the development of the friendly and cooperative relations between Iran and the DPRK and the struggle against imperialism and colonialism and the development of the non-aligned movement. The world progressives boundlessly revere the President, he noted.
The revolutionary cause of Juche started by the President is being successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Il, he stated.
The Iranian government and people fully support the Korean people in their struggle to reunify Korea, he said, wishing for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Speaking next, Yang Hyong Sop said that Kim Il Sung is the eternal father of the nation and the founder of socialist Korea who founded the immortal Juche idea and turned Korea into a powerful socialist nation.
Kim Jong Il’s election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission was a historic event as it made it possible to firmly defend Kim Il Sung’s idea of army building and leadership feats and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, Yang stressed.
He said that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Iran provided by Kim Il Sung with the top leaders of Iran are steadily growing stronger under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries.
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