Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) — Palestinian Ambassador to the DPRK Mohammad Shahta Zarab Thursday hosted a reception at the embassy on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
Present on invitation were Vice-President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly Yang Hyong Sop, Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun and officials concerned.
Staff members of the Palestinian embassy were on hand.
The ambassador said in his speech that the friendly and cooperative relations between Palestine and the DPRK established by former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and President Kim Il Sung were now growing tighter under the deep care of the top leaders of the two countries.
Leader Kim Jong Il has made great contributions to the prosperity of the country and accomplishment of the human cause of independence, he noted, adding:
The Palestinian people fully support the Korean people in their efforts to achieve the country’s reunification and peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula under the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il.
Speaking next, Yang Hyong Sop said the commemoration of the Day of the Sun by the Palestinian friends with the Korean people showed boundless reverence of the Palestinian people for Kim Il Sung.
He went on:
The revolutionary cause of Juche started by Kim Il Sung is being successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Il today.
The friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries are developing steadily. We will extend consistent support and solidarity to the Palestinian people in their struggle to restore the legitimate rights of the nation.
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