Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) — Leader Kim Jong Il received a letter from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) on Saturday, the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
April 15, the Juche year when the President was born is the day of history when Korea, eclipsed, greeted the sun and the day of glory when the Korean people were blessed with the leader, the letter said, and went on:
We cannot forget the benevolence of the President who revived the Koreans in Japan, who had been maltreated in an alien land, as the full-fledged overseas citizens of Juche Korea. Thanks to you the undying feats of the President are more shining in the movement of Koreans in Japan.
We will defend and preserve to the end Chongryon, the patriotic legacy of the President, with the concerted efforts of the compatriots, bearing deep in mind the faith in certain victory that as led by you we are sure to win in any storm and stress.
We will strengthen Chongryon as firm as a rock as the patriotic ranks sharing destiny with you to the last, make tangible contributions to the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation in the homeland and the dynamic movement of all the fellow countrymen for national reunification, consolidate the legitimate position of Chongryon and powerfully conduct the external activities conducive to normalizing the DPRK-Japan diplomatic relations.
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