Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) — A DPRK-Russia joint exhibition on information technology opened at the People’s Palace of Culture here on Sunday.
Present at the opening ceremony were Han U Chol, director general of the General Bureau of Software Industry of the DPRK, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairwoman of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries who is chairwoman of the DPRK-Russia Friendship Association, officials concerned and working people in the city of Pyongyang.
On hand were the visiting delegation of the Federal Information Technologies Agency of Russia led by Counsellor Aleksei Grigoriev, Russian Charge d’Affaires ad Interim in Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora and embassy officials, diplomatic envoys and officials of foreign embassies and officials of the missions of international organizations here.
Kim Chol Ho, deputy director general of the General Bureau of Software Industry of the DPRK, said in a speech that the joint exhibition, the first of its kind in the field of IT between the two countries, would serve as a significant occasion in opening up a new chapter in the bilateral friendly relations daily boosted under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries.
Through this exhibition, the visitors will gain a good knowledge of the standard of IT development in the two countries, he said, hoping that the DPRK-Russia relations of friendship and cooperation would develop with redoubled vigor in the future.
Aleksei Grigoriev, head of the Russian delegation, noted in his speech that the development of IT in the DPRK holds a special place in the development of its economy and culture, declaring that the Russian Federation and the DPRK have a vast prospect of friendship and cooperation in IT.
He expressed the belief that cooperation and exchange between the two countries in IT would develop on a high standard in the future.
At the end of the ceremony the participants looked round exhibits showing successes achieved by the two countries in this field.
The exhibition will be open till June 28.
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